Darth Maul’s Galaxy-Shaking Plan To Kill Palpatine Officially Revealed

Warning! This post contains SPOILERS for Star Wars: Hidden Empire #1Darth Maul had major plans to get revenge on Palpatine in the Star Wars galaxy. As revealed in the new Star Wars: Hidden Empire series, Lady Qi’ra is using Maul’s unfulfilled master plan to strike at the heart of the Empire: its ruling Sith Lords…. Read more »

What’s on TV Tonight – TV Listings

Back to top Go to Source Author: Kevin Pantoja

The Business of Screenwriting: “I don’t have to smell it to sell it”

An object lesson in Agent Talk. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Let’s Talk Turkey

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You | Ananya S. Guha

Unrest in the university campus everyone creates a rumpus some are arrested some molested the university castigated as the worst when it is the best you people will never learn to catch the guilty you high priests of authority. The post You | Ananya S. Guha appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author:… Read more »

3 Entry-Level Places to Get Your First Paid Feature Screenwriting Gig

There you are — dutifully producing great work and you’re ready to get your first paid screenwriting gig. The one question you have is — how. Despite what many screenwriting websites declare, there are no online screenwriting job boards that offer paid feature screenwriting gigs. You’ll find some places that say they do. However, most… Read more »

The Most Iconic Movie Scenes of All Time

We all have our favorite iconic movie scenes — moments that either make us laugh out loud until it hurts,… The post The Most Iconic Movie Scenes of All Time appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Ken Miyamoto from ScreenCraft

Kumail Nanjiani & Annaleigh Ashford Interview: Welcome To Chippendales

Welcome to Chippendales dives deep into a story many may not know – while the eponymous stripper collective is world famous, the violent story behind it is not, but Kumail Nanjiani and Annaleigh Ashford are about to change that. Nanjiani stars as Steve Banerjee, an Indian immigrant who founds Chippendales in the 1980s. What begins… Read more »

30 Days of Screenplays, Day 23: “Pan’s Labyrinth”

Why 30 screenplays in 30 days? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Protest V | Gary Beck

Protestors marched on Wall Street opposed to abuses of greedy capitalists wallowing in luxury, while millions lose jobs, homes, hope for the future. Demonstrators were clubbed, pepper-sprayed, forcibly arrested, unheralded heroes speaking out for many, supported by few, destined to defeat by hirelings of the rich, elected legislators, appointed bureaucrats, serving the wealthy, forgetting obligations… Read more »

Good Mourning Morning

Birds clamouring outside all treed.Trees outside full of birds singing ’bout something you need.Obsessive compulsive birds on play-backplaying back their dawn chorus on repeat track. Only thing for sure is unlikely to happen.Drum rolls roll to a dead standstill.Peace of mind is a mind-piece snappin’with Hitchcock birds gatherin’ over the hill. Go to Source Author:… Read more »

DC Just Turned Its Most Adorable Superman into Pure Nightmare Fuel

Warning: spoilers ahead for Dark Crisis: The Dark Army #1!DC has turned Captain Carrot, its cutest Superman variant, into pure nightmare fuel. Carrot is the greatest champion of Earth-26 and a member of the Justice League Incarnate. But as seen in Dark Crisis: The Dark Army #1, he has come under the influence of the… Read more »

Great Scene: “Children of Men”

In the midst of a heated battle, Theo find Kee and the baby alive. Then a miracle happens… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

WEDNESDAYS WITH DENISE NOVEMBER 23

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Enjoy Richard Blanco’s poem “America,” which portrays how his family celebrated the holiday. https://richard-blanco.com/book/city-of-a-hundred-fires/america/          Go to Source Author: Denise Duhamel

… and Débussy, too: Josephine Tilloy, Thi Mai Nguyen, Lisbeth Gruwez & Claire Chevallier

“Prémisse”, Thi Mai Nguyen. The Princess soliloquizes the “commemoratio dilemma”. A man of infinite jest. Photo © Danny Willems Etoile du nord and Théatre de la Bastille recently gifted me a little trinity of dance jewels: Josephine Tilloy’s Evila and Thi Mai Nguyen’s Prémisse at Etoile and Lisbeth Gruwez who danced pianist Claire Chevallier’s Débussy’s Piano… Read more »

10 Memes That Perfectly Sum up The James Bond Movies

In the early 2000’s, Quentin Tarantino planned to make his own version of Casino Royale, but failed to attain the rights to the James Bond franchise. Had he succeeded, it would’ve been a sequel to an underrated Bond movie and would’ve starred Pierce Brosnan as James Bond and Uma Thurman as Vesper Lynd. Go to… Read more »

SYS 459 – Film and TV Industry 3.0 With Corey Mandell (transcript)

This is a transcript of SYS 459 – Film and TV Industry 3.0 With Corey Mandell . Coming Soon. Go to Source Author: Ashley Scott Meyers

Robin and His Boyfriend Share Their First Kiss in Romantic New Cover Art

Warning: Potential SPOILERS for Tim Drake: Robin #6New cover art released by DC Comics shows Robin sharing a swoon-worthy kiss with his boyfriend Bernard Dowd. Tim Drake has been exploring his bisexuality for well over a year, and this cover marks a major milestone in his current character arc, as it’s the first on-page kiss… Read more »

30 Days of Screenplays, Day 22: “Double Indemnity”

Why 30 screenplays in 30 days? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Andrzej Wajda: Ashes and Diamonds (1958) [by Lewis Saul]

Creeping authoritarianism. Teetering democracy. Dangerous political leadership. No, I’m not talking about the U.S. of A. but the centuries of sadness which is synonymous with the historically chopped-up country of POLAND. Specifically, the 24-hour period (May 8-9, 1945) during which this film takes place and the year it was made — 1958. ** Josef Stalin’s… Read more »

Divided | Carl Handy

Mother preaches about forgiveness but hates her own son The son she birth under the sun Whose fault is it that his tongue became the gun that tried to destroy you? I’m confused, but I shouldn’t be mother I’m just a child caught in the muse Forced to take sides Not strong enough to break… Read more »

Divided | Carl Handy

Mother preaches about forgiveness but hates her own son The son she birth under the sun Whose fault is it that his tongue became the gun that tried to destroy you? I’m confused, but I shouldn’t be mother I’m just a child caught in the muse Forced to take sides Not strong enough to break… Read more »

A Waste | Chris Byrne

Skills get wasted over time, become obsolete, wasted, never used, forever idle, never using, forgetting the skills that once made you tick. Forgetting ever more the tricks of the trade, dying trades that will be forever forgotten, trying to remember good times when trades flourished. Remembering the wasted years, those years of hard toil, never… Read more »

Archie Comics Turns Betty into a Horror Icon as The Final Girl

The perennial sweetheart of Archie Comics is about to become the world’s next icon of horror. Riverdale’s beloved girl-next-door, Betty Cooper, is set to star in an anthology one-shot that reinvents the character as the most well-known staple of horror films. Go to Source Author: Justin Epps

When And Why Should I Join A PRO?

Why should you be a member of a PRO and when should you join? Hit Songwriters Marty Dodson and Clay Mills answer this frequently asked question and explain the role of a PRO and how they can help you as a songwriter. SongTown on Songwriting Podcast Powered by Sweetwater.com – The best place for musical gear on… Read more »

Screenwriting 101: Kate Marks

“I love seeing real people, the details and the quirks that they have. I pay really close attention to them. Sometimes, I write in the… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Nonfiction November: Worldview Changers

This week is another exciting week with a new prompt from our newest host, Rebekah at She Seeks Nonfiction. I’m not sure I have a good answer for this one, but I’m looking forward to having a fresh nonfiction topic to discuss with all of you. Worldview Changers : One of the greatest things about… Read more »

Employability? | DJ Tyrer

There once was a chap from Southend The Jobcentre decided to send On a course on Employability Which was more like futility And eventually sent him right round the bend! More at https://djtyrer.blogspot.com/. The post Employability? | DJ Tyrer appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

How to Format a Script

One of the biggest questions we get from new screenwriters is how to format a script. Consistent screenplay format is essential for all screenwriters. While there are nuances and variances that screenwriters can utilize (some of which we’ll cover below), the basic master scene format is the objective necessity when it comes to how your… Read more »

Bound for the Screen: 13 Great Book-to-Movie Adaptations

It can’t be a coincidence that the best stories make the best movies, and in the case of the films… The post Bound for the Screen: 13 Great Book-to-Movie Adaptations appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: David Young

90 Day Fiancé Fans Call Yara’s Mom’s HEA Behavior ‘Despicable’

90 Day Fiancé fans are once again calling out Yara Zaya’s mother Olga, after witnessing her increasingly controversial behavior over the last few weeks on 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? Yara first appeared on 90 Day Fiancé season 8 with now-husband Jovi Dufren, when she moved to New Orleans from Ukraine to marry him…. Read more »

30 Days of Screenplays, Day 21: “When Harry Met Sally…”

Why 30 screenplays in 30 days? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Flint, Michigan Water Crisis | Buff Whitman-Bradley

At the end Of long hot summer afternoons Parents call their children Home for supper And when the young ones come banging Through screen doors To slake their thirst And cool down For the evening meal They pour themselves Glasses of ice water When the kids return from school On frigid winter days And take… Read more »

Bouquets for Fall | by Adrian Matejka

Go to Source Author: Poetry Foundation

Court of Owls Cosplay Reinvents Gotham Villains for Batman Beyond Era

A new Court of Owls cosplay reinvents the Gotham villains for the Batman Beyond era. Composed of Gotham’s elite, the Court of Owls ruled over Gotham City, until the arrival of Batman, and in a series of Instagram posts, cosplayer thenftnoise unveiled the shoot, putting a futuristic spin on the mysterious and elusive Court, making… Read more »

Kit Robinson: Pick of the Week [ed. Terence Winch]

                              photo by Eric Breitbard _______________________________________________________ This Poem   This poem is incredible You should immediately memorize it and tell it to all your friends If you read this poem over and over You will be better able to read and… Read more »

Alien’s ‘Big Deletion’ Was the Perfect Solution to its Unfixable Canon

Throughout the entirety of the ever-expanding Alien universe, there have been some inconsistencies in terms of the timeline and the information that characters should be aware of but inexplicably aren’t–for instance, the existence of the Xenomorph species (because seriously, how many times can the Xenomorphs be considered ‘unknown alien life forms’). However, all the frustration… Read more »

First Poem in a New Book | Paul Tristram

It’s nice to be able to look back upon those dark times with a nonchalant shrug of the shoulders and a calmness to your untroubled brow. It’s not because it wasn’t unpleasant, it was, but because it’s gone so far back into the past that it actually feels like a previous incarnation. What matters really… Read more »

From the Moment I Set Eyes on You | Cristina Belmonte

you had my heart from the moment I set eyes on you and knew that you were the one for me beautiful inside and out I could not wish for more a dream I will never wake from love blooming in a meadow of hope feeling your presence in every breath a life of pure… Read more »

Chadwick Boseman: Why The Black Panther Actor Was A Real-Life Hero

WARNING: The following contains SPOILERS for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Go to Source Author: Thomas Bacon

Page One: “The Tragedy of Macbeth” (2021)

Written for the screen by Joel Coen, based on the play by William Shakespeare Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

A poem from Tony Hoagland on his birthday [ed. Terence Winch]

  My Father’s Vocabulary   In the history of American speech, he was born between “Dirty Commies” and “Nice tits.”   He worked for Uncle Sam, and married a dizzy gal from Pittsburgh with a mouth on her.   I was conceived in the decade between “Far out” and “Whatever”;   at the precise moment… Read more »

However It Ends, The Walking Dead Changed The Zombie Genre Forever

The Walking Dead is coming to a close after an 11-season run — but no matter how the series ends, The Walking Dead has certainly changed the zombie genre forever. Premiering in 2010, AMC adapted the eponymous comics of Robert Kirkman into a larger-than-life apocalypse series, following a group of survivors as they fought against… Read more »

30 Days of Screenplays, Day 19: “Broadcast News”

Why 30 screenplays in 30 days? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

In the Rain | T. F. Rice

“The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.” –- Marcel Pagnol raining cats and dogs which is better than pet rocks to be better is not always… Read more »

Crossing the Race Line | Bryn Fortey

come the late twenties and music, particularly jazz took some small steps in crossing the race line encouraging interracial performances Italian/American Eddie Lang born Salvatore Massaro cut some 1929 duets with African/American Lonnie Johnson bringing together the two men credited with giving the guitar prominence as a solo instrument though Lang had to be billed… Read more »

Every Clue & Secret Revealed In Poppy Playtime’s ARG (So Far)

MOB Games, developer of Poppy Playtime, has created an ARG to tease more information about Poppy Playtime Ch. 3 and the multiplayer spinoff game, Project: Playtime. With the release of the ARG, players have been working to solve the puzzles to find out more about the sinister work going on in Playtime Co.’s factory, beginning… Read more »

Page One: “Touch of Evil” (1958)

Screenplay by Orson Welles, based on the novel “Badge Of Evil” by Whit Masterson Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

10 Darkest Far Side Comics By Gary Larson

Fans of the long-running Far Side comic strip series by Gary Larson will be happy to know that the comic artist is still updating his personal website to this day with reruns of his famous comics as well as the occasional new comic strip. The new comics are faithful to the original run and add… Read more »

30 Days of Screenplays, Day 18: “North by Northwest”

Why 30 screenplays in 30 days? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

“Won’t somebody tell me where’s my Bess?” (Sinatra at the Waldorf, 1945)

Recorded for Columbia February 2, 1946. Sang at the Waldorf-Astoria’s Wedgwood Room, 1945. Sinatra Takes Over Wedgewood Room and Wins Crowd Despite His Illness The quality of laryngitis is strained these nights at the Waldorf-Astoria’s Wedgwood Room where Frank Sinatra is making a belated start on a short engagement. It is painfully obvious that he shouldn’t… Read more »

Milton Berle (by Mitch Sisskind)

Young lady, does the name Milton Berle Have any particular significance for you?  Does the name Milton Berle ring a bell? I thought not, so I’ve got news for you. Milton Berle in the early 1950s almost Single-handedly multiplied the number  Of American television sets from only 500,000 to 26 million of the boob tubes; Without… Read more »

Which Disney Sidekick Are You Based on Your Zodiac Sign?

There are great Disney sidekicks in every Disney movie. In fact, many would argue they are actually the best part of the films. From cute ones to tough ones to cheerful ones, sneaky ones, and more… the great range of side-kicks means they’re perfect to pair with the signs of the zodiac. Go to Source… Read more »

14 Best Young Royals Characters, Ranked

Less than a month after its release on Netflix in 2021, Young Royals has cultivated a loyal and strong fanbase among subscribers – a feat that should be celebrated since the show is one of Netflix’s foreign-language titles and comes from Sweden, though dubbed versions are available. Go to Source Author: Danielle Bruncati

Raising Kids and Writing Songs

The more I write, the more I see parallels between raising kids and writing songs… When my first child, Matthew was born, I knew that I knew NOTHING about parenting. I had read a lot of books about it, but I had never really done it. In fact, I had never changed a diaper until he came along…. Read more »

Writing and the Creative Life: Of Beginnings and Endings

Remember when you first came up with the story idea you’re currently writing? How great that felt? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Upgrades | Stan Morrison

a tattoo, I would say, is definitely not for you especially those with permanent/fading blue and with terrible graphics and artistry too ditto for surgery to enhance your looks after leafing through before/after books photoshopped/enhanced by medical crooks you’re not destined to look/act very smart no advantage for a horse before a cart vanity/deceit do… Read more »

A Less Well-Known Book on the Opioid Crisis

Title: Death in Mud Lick: A True Story of Corporate Pill Pushers in Small Town America Author: Eric EyreSource: Library Links: Bookshop (affiliate link) |Goodreads Rating: Summary: A great work of investigative journalism that benefited from the author’s depth of local knowledge. So far, the two books I’d heard the least about have been the… Read more »

Irony of Rains… | TheAPwrites

While the half is drown, And half dry is frown, Half facing a scarcity, Half suffering from availability, Half is waiting impatiently, Half is out due to plenty, On half it’s flood, On half it’s dead bloods, Somewhere hope to dry, Somewhere tears dry, Some are tensed to low, Some are waiting for flow, Why… Read more »

Indiana Jones 2 Actor Recalls Hilarious Audition For Steven Spielberg

Ke Huy Quan remembers an awkward-but-humorous audition for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Quan got his start opposite Harrison Ford in the Spielberg-directed adventure film, the sequel to the smash hit Raiders of the Lost Ark. A standout child actor, Quan followed up his breakout role in Temple of Doom with memorable appearances… Read more »

10 Most Underrated Avengers Villains, According To Reddit

With the end of Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe arriving after the November 11th release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, fans still find themselves somewhat confused as it moves into Phase 5. After all, while Kang has appeared in some form, he has had far too little influence to truly consider him a… Read more »

30 Days of Screenplays, Day 17: “The Usual Suspects”

Why 30 screenplays in 30 days? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Ad-Verse Reactions: Poets / writers Jerome Sala and Jack Skelley quiz each other on advertising, pop culture, late-stage Capitalism and monsters

Both Jerome Sala and Jack Skelley have just released “new and selected” volumes. Both writers have had careers in advertising and PR. Both use pop culture (and many other related subject matters) as thematic material. Now both are interviewing each other. Jerome Sala’s book is How Much? New and Selected Poems (NYQ Books). Jack Skelley’s… Read more »

“Ode to the Other Woman’s Ass” [by Denise Duhamel]

Ode to the Other Woman’s Ass You have occupied my husband’s imagination when he otherwise might have been bored. You gave him pretty shapes to behold at the mall, in the supermarket, when he peered from behind his Newsweek at the airport. Oh thong-wearer, the strings rising from your crack like bird’s wings in flight…. Read more »

Amy Adams Reacts To Henry Cavill’s Superman Return

Amy Adams, who played Lois Lane in the DC Universe, shares her reaction to Henry Cavill’s Superman returning to the franchise. While Superman was the hero that kicked off the DCU (formerly known as the DCEU) in 2013, Cavill’s Man of Steel has been absent from the franchise since 2017’s Justice League. However, the actor… Read more »

Songwriting: The Art Of Choosing

Where should I take the second verse? Should I switch to first person? What is the chorus missing? Is my set-up line better using the opposite technique? Songwriting choices. Many are conscious, and many are made so fast we don’t realize we’ve made them. But, no song can be written without making choices. Many writers… Read more »

DC’s New Watchmen Hero Inspires Hilarious Fanart Takedown

Even though DC is going ahead with its upcoming plans for Watchmen, the company is getting some criticism in the form of humorous fanart. Artist Dan Schkade has made some biting satire regarding the publisher’s plans to expand the story’s place in the DC Universe with outlandish, hypothetical scenarios. Go to Source Author: Justin Epps

The Business of Screenwriting: Weather Vanes

“With all these smart folks around, why are there so many weather vanes?” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

I Am So Glad I Met You | Mónika Tóth

dedicated to my nice Romanian friend Vasile I am so glad I met you You are my inspiration directing me each day. I am glad I have a friend like you to make my life complete. The post I Am So Glad I Met You | Mónika Tóth appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to… Read more »

The Evil-Witted | Krushna Chandra Mishra

This harmony and unity In this co-existence in peace Is what leaves you troubled And to end this calm and joy In dubious devilish ways You want to divide us all Into armies to fight your battles With our heads and our blood In ignorance into which to wit You have pushed us for ages… Read more »

2022 ScreenCraft Drama Competition Semifinalists

Listed below are the Semifinalists of the 2022 ScreenCraft Drama Competition. These exceptional scripts were selected from almost 1,600 submissions. Congratulations to the writers who have made it this far! Stay tuned for the Finalist announcement on December 14th on our blog and on our Twitter and Facebook pages! And if you’d like to receive… Read more »

Wakanda Forever: Shuri’s 10 Best Quotes From The Comics

Wakanda’s tech expert, Shuri, is now firmly a member of the MCU’s elite thanks to her taking over the mantle of Black Panther in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Soon after taking over, Shuri effectively deals with a new threat from Namor, the ruler of the underwater kingdom of Talokan. Go to Source Author: Philip Etemesi

30 Days of Screenplays, Day 16: “Being There”

Why 30 screenplays in 30 days? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Cycling | T. F. Rice

old photograph square with rounded edges my mother and her mother walk a pastel beach small frothy waves just reach the sand her belly swells with my looming presence in hand a paper cup with straw from some long gone eatery I notice how she stands her mother the same way interchangeable sandy feet, thin… Read more »

That One Elusive Thing | Matthew Borczon

on the farthest side of the evening I’m driving on highways built over the bones of dinosaurs looking for that one elusive thing under a neon blue sky accented by fireflies as beautiful as stars. The post That One Elusive Thing | Matthew Borczon appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry… Read more »

SYS 458 – iPhone Filmmaking With Hunter Johnson (transcript)

This is a transcript of SYS 458 – iPhone Filmmaking With Hunter Johnson . Coming Soon. Go to Source Author: Ashley Scott Meyers

Writing A Song For An Audience of One

It’s fun writing for others… Much of my time is spent writing songs with mass appeal. I enjoy that. It’s fun to have people record your songs, to hear them on the radio, and to watch audiences singing along. But, at times, the pursuit of commercial success can take away some of the pure joy… Read more »

MultiVersus: Everything Included In Season 2

Season 2 of the Warner Bros-based fighting game MultiVersus is set to begin on November 15, bringing with it plenty of bug fixes, improvements, and playable content to the title. Arguably one of its most defining features is the broad roster of characters it includes, ranging from classic cartoons such as Tom and Jerry to… Read more »

Great Scene: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Facing cancer, Willoughby decides to take fate into his own hands. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Musical Influences

Can’t say I want to sleepthough my eye lids are droopingcommon sense goes out of the windowwhen the mad moon is stooping. I want to see you again and againavoid you again and againlook for you again and againignore you again and again. If there’s time, let’s waste it.If there’s a cop out, let’s go… Read more »

Genova (1994) /Genova revisited, or Cagliari (2022)

Genova Orange marmalade busesin a traffic jam along the portside streetwith Vespas and Fiatsand pedestrians on rush-hour feet. Local fishmongers, displaying crab, carpand swordfish, set up stall,while nearby, waterway mermaidswait outside bladderwrackety doors. Columbus’ city of catscobbled together like cobblestonescurled up on car bonnetsor licking on leftover fishbones. While in Centrostoricoin a riotous rundown taverna,a… Read more »

The 20 Best Directors of All Time

Who are the best directors of all time? That’s a harder question to answer than you might think. Is it those whose work came first and created the foundation of early cinema? Is it those who have advanced cinema most spectacularly? Or maybe it’s those whose work every filmmaker and screenwriter should know? Any such… Read more »

A Brief History of Screenwriting

Ready for a history lesson? Okay, history isn’t the most exciting topic in the entire world, but maybe the history… The post A Brief History of Screenwriting appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Martin Keady

God Of War Ragnarök Makes PlayStation All-Stars A Canon Crossover

A hilarious Easter egg in God of War Ragnarok confirms that the 2012 crossover fighting game PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is actually canon to the mythical action series. Santa Monica Studios’ recently released sequel sees Kratos battle through the realms of Norse mythology once again with the help of his demigod son Atreus. Kratos was… Read more »

30 Days of Screenplays, Day 15: “Casablanca”

Why 30 screenplays in 30 days? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Caravan Palace [by Lewis Saul]

  French swing — or “Gypsy jazz” — originated with a group called the Quintette du Hot Club de France, founded in 1934 by guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stéphane Grappelli. Because Reinhardt was from a gypsy family, the term stuck. Perhaps the most important aspect of this early American-influenced jazz, was la pompe —… Read more »

Nonfiction November: Stranger Than Fiction

We’re revisiting one of our newer discussion prompts this week with host Christopher of Plucked From the Stacks and talking about nonfiction that you’d find too unbelievable if it were fiction. This prompt made me realize that I’ve done a decent amount of depressingly real nonfiction reading this year, but I did find a few… Read more »

Discography (After Philip Larkin) | Jim Bellamy

At last, she yielded up her record, which, Scratched, glossed upon its deck, days thick. Oh, matted with its bakelite, the slick Defections of glib music spin to live. Lies smoke the words of these ‘stereo-images‘. My living eye must hanker after sound- With ponytails colliding with the moon, I lift my heady head against… Read more »

6 Keys To Writing Compelling Songs

Let’s face it, there’s nothing better than playing a song for an audience, a publisher, or a friend and having it move them. Excite them. Make them dance. Or leave them tearing up. As writers, we want to reach out and touch people with our songs. As a professional songwriter, I have written many, MANY… Read more »

6 Keys To Writing Compelling Songs

Let’s face it, there’s nothing better than playing a song for an audience, a publisher, or a friend and having it move them. Excite them. Make them dance. Or leave them tearing up. As writers, we want to reach out and touch people with our songs. As a professional songwriter, I have written many, MANY… Read more »

Wonder Woman’s Nubia Is Officially Joining the Justice League

In honor of her 50th anniversary, Wonder Woman‘s iconic ally Nubia is joining the Justice League! Previously relegated to the role of Diana’s sister and sometime rival, Nubia has made her own legacy as the Amazon’s most powerful warrior as well as their new queen. A newly announced special issue unites her with Earth’s greatest… Read more »

STOP Doing These Things!!

STOP doing these things that can hurt you as a songwriter. Hit Songwriters Clay Mills and Marty Dodson talk about some common mistakes budding songwriters make and how to fix them. SongTown on Songwriting Podcast Powered by Sweetwater.com – The best place for musical gear on the planet! Write better songs faster! Clay & Marty’s 10-day video… Read more »

Screenwriting 101: Laura Kosann

“I really draw inspiration from everywhere. Observation. Photography. All different mediums of art. Books. Articles. Music is really big… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Blood Moon’s Truth | Kenneth Vincent Walker

Blood Moon suspended Above our heads like a Cherry pie, all while her Deafening silence sways In the night unpretentious. As the taste for destruction Looms so defiant before Our very eyes as we concur, This world isn’t constructed For the insecure and poor. Blood Moon is the emblem Above displaying our grief, In a… Read more »

Bouncy Comprehensive

Shuffling school sandals through soggy autumn leavesbeing told off cos you might get dog shit on themyou wallow in unpunishable sincos the hits keep on coming. Playing kiss chase and British bulldogsand turning into charging frogsyou go as traffic lights to the fancy dress party feeling embarrassingin a mum-painted white sheet with circles in red… Read more »

Pro Screenwriting Assignments Guide: Contract Sample & Breakdown for Features

Too many screenwriters focus on selling their spec scripts. The real money and screenwriting careers can be found in screenwriting assignments.  That is what drives the screenwriting trade. That is what puts food on the table for the non-one-percenters. That is what encompasses a screenwriting career for most. With that in mind, we’re going to share… Read more »

The World Through Kevin Smith’s “View Askewniverse”

Like many filmmakers of his ilk, Kevin Smith has managed to not only take genre, in his case, stoner comedies,… The post The World Through Kevin Smith’s “View Askewniverse” appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: David Young

10 Batman Quotes That Redditors Love

Kevin Conroy sadly passed away this month. For many Batman fans, he is hailed and beloved as the voice of the Dark Knight in the critically acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series, ultimately paving the way for many future actors to take the cowl. Go to Source Author: Sean McDade

30 Days of Screenplays, Day 14: “Pulp Fiction”

Why 30 screenplays in 30 days? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Inspiration or Instruction? Homebody in Review

Title: Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave Author: Joanna GainesSource: Library Links: Bookshop (affiliate link) |Goodreads Rating: Summary: A great design book for beginners, without much specific advice, but with pictures arranged to help you figure out your own style. This book from HGTV star and designer Joanna Gaines is… Read more »

Low Life/High-Rise | Sunil Sharma

Two workers non-descript Heads tied in kerchiefs Sunk cheeks and stomachs But rippling biceps under Their sweat-stained T-shirts Eating a cold lunch kept in A sagging newspaper Spread out on the dusty mound. The daily, their provisional plate and tiffin box, The humble fare being shared. Perched on the freshly-dug earth, Legs crossed, unmindful of… Read more »

Chucky Season 2 Has Highest Rotten Tomatoes Score Of Entire Franchise

Chucky season 2 has been granted the highest Rotten Tomatoes score of the entire Chucky franchise. The horror franchise began with the 1988 film Child’s Play, which introduced the killer doll Chucky (voiced by Brad Dourif), who is possessed by the soul of Chicago-based serial killer Charles Lee Ray. Over the years, the film spawned… Read more »

CRAFT: How to Leave an Essay by Suzanne Farrell Smith

Deciding when and how to leave an essay is hard. You don’t want to drag on, but you don’t want to “dismount too early,” as a mentor once told me. You want to land, but precisely: not too light and not with a thud. You might want to restate or revisit, or is that too… Read more »

WRITING LIFE: My Reckoning with Reading by Maryam Keramaty

My decision to subscribe to The New Yorker mid-pandemic was short-sighted. When I clicked on the Facebook ad (such a deal, how could I pass it up?), I felt a familiar dread in the pit of my stomach. Subscribing to prestigious journals was something I often felt compelled to do, but that decision was always… Read more »

WRITING LIFE: My Reckoning with Reading by Maryam Keramaty

My decision to subscribe to The New Yorker mid-pandemic was short-sighted. When I clicked on the Facebook ad (such a deal, how could I pass it up?), I felt a familiar dread in the pit of my stomach. Subscribing to prestigious journals was something I often felt compelled to do, but that decision was always… Read more »

INTERVIEW: J. Michael Lennon, author of Mailer’s Last Days: New and Selected Remembrances of a Life in Literature

Interviewed by Vicki Mayk J. Michael Lennon’s literary identity has been intertwined with that of legendary writer Norman Mailer for more than a half century. As the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer’s authorized biographer and archivist, Lennon has written more about Mailer than anyone. The author of the biography Norman Mailer: A Double Life, published by Simon… Read more »

Meaningless | Chris Way

Can I squeeze the words out that describe what I feel The sounds heard and vocabulary real Is it not a struggle to pour myself out Like a fluid I fill my vessel without a doubt The noises made have to be trained to mean Filling the paper for others to have seen So in… Read more »

Poetry in Conversation With Itself | by Timothy Yu

Go to Source Author: Poetry Foundation

Dave Willis & Matt Maiellaro Interview: Aqua Teen Forever Plantasm

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment presents the comeback of a lifetime in Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm, the newest film based on Adult Swim’s iconic Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Created by Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis, the original show ran for 11 seasons, and also produced a previous movie: Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for… Read more »

Liv Morgan Didn’t Botch Table Spot During 6-Pack Challenge On SmackDown

WWE fans flocked to social media on Friday night during SmackDown to accuse Liv Morgan of botching a tricky table spot. It’s now being reported that the swing and miss wasn’t the 28-year-old’s fault. Instead, there was apparently a lapse in communication during the hectic match, where six women were wrestling for the right to… Read more »

Wonderland by Laura Carraro

It’s cold outside, twenty degrees and windy. I’m eager to get inside my psychiatrist’s office, but only for this reason. It’s too cold for slush. The snow is so crunchy and dry it doesn’t attach itself to my boots, but once I’ve entered, I make a show of stomping on the mat and brushing myself… Read more »

Hair by Morgan Blair

My younger sister, Em, and I pulled into Walmart’s parking lot at 10 p.m. I’d never been to a department store after dark, but in Chesterfield, a suburb outside of St. Louis, Walmart was the only place open. “Come on,” I said, pulling the key from the ignition. I unclicked my seatbelt and opened the… Read more »

Hair by Morgan Blair

My younger sister, Em, and I pulled into Walmart’s parking lot at 10 p.m. I’d never been to a department store after dark, but in Chesterfield, a suburb outside of St. Louis, Walmart was the only place open. “Come on,” I said, pulling the key from the ignition. I unclicked my seatbelt and opened the… Read more »

on certainty by Shannon Ratliff

After the river rose, a kid ran screaming into town. Dead woman in a tree, strung up by stuff. A mile from the river, we saw the mangled body between the high oak branches, alive. The stuff a fabric rope of socks, underwear, flannel wrapped around her waist and legs. Her naked husband had strung… Read more »

Maureen McLane: Pick of the Week [ed. Terence Winch]

                                      Photo by Laura M. Slatkin, 2016 Paris _________________________________________ Belfast   Your velvet hills came to me last night in the pool how they hugged the fraught city the pubs filled and buzzing the Europa unbombed now… Read more »

Where Is Your Novel Going?

A story is not like real life. Very often, real life feels like it has no direction. Lots of random stuff happens, and we get through it, or we don’t. We may have plans, but they usually don’t work out. Or they do work out, but then we discover we didn’t want what we thought… Read more »

The Originals: Why Claire Holt’s Rebekah Left The Vampire Diaries Spinoff

On The Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals, Claire Holt reprises her role as Rebekah Mikaelson, but during season 1, Holt’s Rebekah surprised fans when she ended her run as a series regular — why did Holt leave the show? Brothers Klaus and Elijah Mikaelson make their debuts during season 2 of The Vampire Diaries, and… Read more »

Update: 2022–2023 Award Season Screenplay Downloads — 1 New Script, 8 Total

It’s that time of year again when studios and production companies make available PDFs of movie scripts for award season. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Homeless Moon | Sadia Mehmood Qurashi

O homeless moon! I love the way you shine! I’ll catch thee soon And make you mine! O homeless moon! You aren’t alone! I’ll be with you Till the dawn! The post Homeless Moon | Sadia Mehmood Qurashi appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

Thirsty Butterfly | Sadia Mehmood Qurashi

Thirsty butterfly! Thirsty butterfly! Takes a sip to wet its throat which was dry Thirsty butterfly! Thirsty butterfly! The post Thirsty Butterfly | Sadia Mehmood Qurashi appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

90 Day Fiancé Fans Slam Paola’s Marilyn Monroe Makeover

Paola Mayfield of 90 Day Fiancé fame recently shared a very different look with fans, but many are saying her makeover is a miss. In 90 Day Fiancé season 1, viewers were introduced to Paola and her now-husband Russ Mayfield, and though their relationship could be rocky at times, the two stuck together. However, the… Read more »

John Wick 4 Trailer Explains 3 Major New Characters

After years of delays in development, Keanu Reeves is set to return in John Wick: Chapter 4, bringing big-action star and franchise first Donnie Yen along with him. Fans of the John Wick franchise got a taste of the coming battle between John Wick and Caine (Yen) when the teaser trailer was released, but the… Read more »

30 Days of Screenplays, Day 12: “Toy Story”

Why 30 screenplays in 30 days? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Mark Doty, David Lehman, and Michael Braziller Discuss Frank O’Hara

Frank O’Hara (right) with the painter Larry Rivers, with whom he collaborated on “Stones.” In 2010, at the Philoctetes Center in New York City, Michael Braziller moderated a dialogue between Mark Doty and David Lehman regarding the poetry of Frank O’Hara, who influenced both of us tremendously.  The evening in question was November 11, 2010. … Read more »

Predator Introduces a Surprisingly Perfect Anti-Yautja Weapon

Despite being one of the deadliest alien creatures in the history of science fiction, the Predator actually has a pretty simple weakness, one that was made apparent after the franchise introduced the surprisingly simplistic yet absolutely perfect Yautja-killing weapon. Go to Source Author: Spencer Connolly

Interview (Video): Sarah Polley

The writer-director of Women Talking along with cast members discuss the powerful new film. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Architects of The Hell | Ximena Gautier Greve

They all wanted to be good. It strikes me that about desire. That the lovers incessantly express after all indecision troubadours of nightmares and sorrows under all lunar and terrestrial shadows, They all wore their lamps working on hands clean or dirty, bloody or diaphanous, murderous poetries of hatred and misunderstanding or tender feathers of… Read more »

Life | GKaur

They say its from birth to death, I say its from breath to breath . They say its from good to bad, I say its the experience we had. They say its from regret to rejoice, I say its a matter of choice. They say its from easy to tough, I say its sometimes good,… Read more »

10 Best Carlos Pacheco Comic Books Ever

Legendary Spanish comic book artist Carlos Pacheco passed away yesterday, leaving behind an incredible legacy across Marvel and DC Comics. His kinetic and somewhat cartoony style proved a tonic to the hyper-extremism in the 1990s. MCU fans owe his work at Marvel, especially on Age of Ultron and Avengers Forever, a big debt as his… Read more »

30 Days of Screenplays, Day 11: “Memento”

Why 30 screenplays in 30 days? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Remembering My Dad on Veterans Day [by Stacey Lehman]

My dad landed on Utah beach, not as part of the first wave, thank god, or I probably wouldn’t be here, but later, to clean up. He was a soldier in the 94th Infantry Division that fought in the Battle of the Bulge and liberated a concentration camp. It was in Nennig, Germany, that the… Read more »

Hail Kelly Full of Grace [by David Lehman]

Born today, Grace Kelly was twenty-six when she married Prince Ranier and became the princess of Monaco. Thus ended a brief but magnificent cinematic career. Astrologically, her charm, beauty, and royalty are all prefigured in her chart: Scorpio is not only her birth sign but also her rising sign! Born on Philadelphia on November 11,… Read more »

Batman Explains Why No-One Will Ever Replace Joker as His Nemesis

Warning! Spoilers ahead for Batman #129!Of all the enemies in Batman’s rogues’ gallery, why is it that the Joker seems to give the Dark Knight the most trouble? Batman finally explains what sets the Clown Prince of Crime apart from the other villains and gives him his disturbing staying power. Go to Source Author: Justin… Read more »

Thor & MCU Pressure Keeps Chris Hemsworth Up At Night

Chris Hemsworth admits that the pressure of being in the MCU and playing Thor has kept him up at night. Debuting as the God of Thunder in 2011 via Kenneth Branagh’s Thor film, Hemsworth is one of the six founding heroes of the comic book franchise. After the Infinity Saga, however, only he, Mark Ruffalo,… Read more »

Song Unsung | Willow

Once there was us In a swirling miasma Two beings finding Each other in The darkness A sound heard Across time Not able to be ignored Times spent in delight Changes coming our way A wave goodbye A song unsung The post Song Unsung | Willow appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author:… Read more »

Potluck Poetry | Mary Bone

The poetry was potluck. I brought something to chew on. People were dozing off and falling off chairs. We took our leftovers home, to gnaw on another day. The post Potluck Poetry | Mary Bone appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

Feed Me – Great Songwriting Needs Constant Inspiration

Do you feel like your melodies sound dated when you’re writing a new song? Are you in a songwriting rut? It happens to us all. We start rolling and write a bunch of songs we really love, and then one day we wake up and everything starts sounding the same. Every new idea we create seems familiar. And… Read more »

Why Dubai Bling Fans Think The Cast Are Exaggerating Their Lifestyles

Dubai Bling viewers have enjoyed watching the 10 newest Netflix stars show off their large mansions and lavish lifestyles since it premiered October 27, but fans of the show, which is similar to Bling Empire, think the cast aren’t as wealthy as they appear. The series, which follows the personal and professional lives of socialities… Read more »

30 Days of Screenplays, Day 10: “Network”

Why 30 screenplays in 30 days? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

“On Heaven” [by Ford Madox Ford]

On Heaven –To V.H., who asked for a working Heaven That day the sunlight lay on the farms; On the morrow the bitter frost that there was! That night my young love lay in my arms, The morrow how bitter it was! And because she is very tall and quaint And golden, like a quattrocento… Read more »

Red Hood & Spawn Combine in Hilarious Crossover ‘Pitch’ from DC Writer

The DC Universe has just gotten its most unbelievable fusion character that puts Red Hood and Spawn together. Writer Chip Zdarsky unveiled his jokey Spawbin pitch that highlights a strong connection between Jason Todd and Al Simmons. Go to Source Author: Justin Epps

Page One: “The Girl on the Train” (2016)

Screenplay by Erin Cressida Wilson, based on the novel by Paula Hawkins Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Two Poems by Nachoem M. Wijnberg trans. David Colmer [Introduced by Thomas Moody]

David Colmer is an award-winning Australian translator who has translated over 15 volumes of Dutch-language poetry, including Even Now by Hugo Clauss, which was shortlisted for a PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, and Self-Portrait of an Other by Cees Nooteboom. In 2001 he received the James Brockway Prize, an oeuvre prize for translators of… Read more »

Bow Figurehead | Ximena Gautier Greve

Cut the seas figurehead, run ominous waves! … Shew us new damned reefs, coral of human vermilion loaded with chunks of rails the ruthless sowed on the high seas. The Pacific roars its distress rises to sky its monstrous waves, as arms that last rocked agonizing bagged bodies on the innocent cradle of sea …… Read more »

2023 ScreenCraft TV Pilot Script Competition Quarterfinalists

Listed below are the Quarterfinalists of the 2023 ScreenCraft TV Pilot Script Competition. These exceptional screenplays were selected from almost 3,500 submissions. Congratulations to the writers who have made it this far and thanks to all for submitting! Stay tuned for the Semifinalist announcement on December 7th on our blog and on our Twitter and… Read more »

2023 ScreenCraft TV Pilot Script Competition Quarterfinalists

Listed below are the Quarterfinalists of the 2023 ScreenCraft TV Pilot Script Competition. These exceptional screenplays were selected from almost 3,500 submissions. Congratulations to the writers who have made it this far and thanks to all for submitting! Stay tuned for the Semifinalist announcement on December 7th on our blog and on our Twitter and… Read more »

The 10 Best Short Films Ever Made 

There are a number of great classic short films out there that have truly stood the test of time. These… The post The 10 Best Short Films Ever Made  appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Martin Keady

10 Best Batman Comics To Read On DC Universe Infinite

There is no shortage of Batman-related content year in and year out, and Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson’s The Batman universe is poised for further expansion with the report of various supervillain projects in the works. The character has enjoyed a long and storied history in the comic book source material, though, with more than… Read more »

30 Days of Screenplays, Day 9: “The Matrix”

Why 30 screenplays in 30 days? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

30 Days of Screenplays, Day 9: “The Matrix”

Why 30 screenplays in 30 days? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Fall Runes | Ralph Monday

For nine days a Bradford leaf hung from a single spider filament, slowly turning like seasons on an axis. Suspended like Woden on Yggdrasil it too, speared, spoke in autumnal runes. Yesterday, gravity induced piercings, the rains came; tattooed anecdotes, transparent crayon sketches, filtered down through yet green branches. They packed an old narrative. The… Read more »

In-Tray

Unfortunately, a lighthouse blackout tomorrowwith ruddy comic hang-ups of yesterdaywill shed light on polls todaythat old fogeys push upon child prodigies to say: “It’s a wing and a prayernow we’re at the top of the stairwith our world ruled by yoursas we walk like our pets on all fours.” Think don’t think.Blink don’t blink.Stay don’t… Read more »

SYS 457 – Making Anthology Horror With Jamison LoCascio and Adam Ambrosio (transcript)

This is a transcript of SYS 457 – Making Anthology Horror With Jamison LoCascio and Adam Ambrosio. Coming Soon. Go to Source Author: Ashley Scott Meyers

Cyclops’ Son Just Unleashed His Very Own Wolverine Claws

Warning: contains spoilers for X-Men Red #8The time-traveling son of Jean Grey and Cyclops, the mutant hero known as Cable, just showcased an epic Wolverine-inspired power upgrade in the pages of X-Men Red #8, gaining some truly awesome techno-organic claws. Go to Source Author: Alex Schlesinger

Great Scene: “Blade Runner”

The dramatic final confrontation between Deckard and Batty. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

On Election Day, let us recall election years that really mattered. . .

        Related Stories “The Triumph of Bullshit” [by T. S. Eliot]   Go to Source Author: The Best American Poetry

Compassionate Cordiality | Krushna Chandra Mishra

Let these trying times be over And we shall find our true selves Once again that in shame and shackles We seemed to be fast losing away When the world arrayed against us In its own fabricated lies it told To make people close to us buy Versions they packed in nonsense In their own… Read more »

If I Had To Do It Over: Reflections of a Pro Songwriter

I’ve spent a lot of time this morning reflecting on the past, looking at my career as a songwriter, and thinking about where I’d like to go moving forward. Call this the reflections of a pro songwriter. Marty and my top goal since starting SongTown has been to help as many songwriters as we could…. Read more »

7 Martin Scorsese Movies That Actually Bombed At The Box Office

While Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are hard at work on the upcoming western, Killers of the Flower Moon, they have already signed onto another project together, as Scorsese will direct DiCaprio in AppleTV+’s The Wager. Just like Killers of the Flower Moon before it and The Irishman before that, as it’s exclusive to streaming,… Read more »

30 Days of Screenplays, Day 8: “Dead Poets Society”

Why 30 screenplays in 30 days? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

I Love Myself | Mónika Tóth

Stars in my eyes Warmth in my heart Beauty in my soul I love myself The post I Love Myself | Mónika Tóth appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

Don’t Write Generic Songs!

Don’t fall into the trap of writing generic songs! Hit Songwriters Marty Dodson and Clay Mills talk about why generic songs won’t get you noticed in the music industry and why you should be thinking outside the box when writing songs! SongTown on Songwriting Podcast Powered by Sweetwater.com – The best place for musical gear on the… Read more »

Even Darth Vader Knows He Should Dual-Wield Lightsabers

While the times Darth Vader used two lightsabers in the Star Wars galaxy were rare, his most intense Force vision reveals he probably should have dual-wielded from the start of his dark side path. In 2017’s canonical Darth Vader series, the Dark Lord channeled his power as he’d never done before (or since). As such,… Read more »

Screenwriting 101: Byron Hamel

“If I have a good idea, I try to write a brief summary of what that story would look like. We’re talking five paragraphs, maybe. If I can… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Nonficion November: Book Pairing

It’s time for that classic Nonfiction November prompt – the book pairing! Our host this week is Rennie at What’s Nonfiction, so if you post some book pairings, be sure to go share it in the link-up on her blog. In the past, we’ve typically focused the book pairing on a fiction/nonfiction recommendation, but this… Read more »

“The Triumph of Bullshit” [by T. S. Eliot]

Did you know that T. S. Eliot wrote a poem entitled “The Triumph of Bullshit”?  Neither did I until I started reading The Poems of T. S. Eliot, volume one (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), the massive tome edited by Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue in an heroic act of scholarly dedication. Of its 1311 pages, approximately nine… Read more »

101 Public Domain Story Prompts

Do you want to use the stories and characters available within the public domain but need help conjuring compelling stories and concepts? Sometimes reading simple story prompts is the easiest way to get those creative juices flowing. In the spirit of helping writers find the spark they need to come up with a story idea,… Read more »

HBO Shows That Transformed TV (and Us) Forever

HBO’s slogan may have been “It’s not TV,” but they have redefined the way people think about television for decades…. The post HBO Shows That Transformed TV (and Us) Forever appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: David Young

10 Time-Travelling Comic Book Villains Like Kang The Conqueror

At the end of Loki, Marvel fans were teased with the cinematic debut of the villainous Kang the Conqueror. Fans were intrigued by his role as the mysterious “One Who Remains,” and couldn’t wait to see more. They had to wait a pretty long time to see him again, though, and finally got to see… Read more »

30 Days of Screenplays — Day 7: “Thelma & Louise”

Why 30 screenplays in 30 days? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Ballet de Lorraine Season 2022-23 #2: a tale of sentiment and feeling [by Tracy Danison]

Loîc Touzé’s “No Oco”. Photo © Laurent Philippe There’s a lot of contrast – in chronology, in genre, in philosophy – in Ballet de Lorraine’s 2022-23 season. I expect that’s why it has opened with Loîc Touzé’s No Oco  (Portuguese for “Not empty”) and Maud Le Pladec’s Static Shot. Though the choice of Le Pladec, born… Read more »

Ballet de Lorraine Season 2022-23 #2: a tale of sentiment and feeling [by Tracy Danison]

Loîc Touzé’s “No Oco”. Photo © Laurent Philippe There’s a lot of contrast – in chronology, in genre, in philosophy – in Ballet de Lorraine’s 2022-23 season. I expect that’s why it has opened with Loîc Touzé’s No Oco  (Portuguese for “Not empty”) and Maud Le Pladec’s Static Shot. Though the choice of Le Pladec, born… Read more »

Richie Hofmann: Pick of the Week [ed.Terence Winch]

                                                          ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Male Beauty   I bought a bag of hard green pears today. I came home and sat in our room listening to music for hours,… Read more »

Chimeric Entanglements | by Alina Stefanescu

Go to Source Author: Poetry Foundation

DC Proves Batman’s Happy Ending Is Actually Nightmare Fuel

Warning: SPOILERS for Flashpoint Beyond #6No matter how hard Batman tries, he will never get his family back, but when he actually does in the Flashpoint Universe, it’s pretty horrific. Go to Source Author: Frank Martin

Lemonade | Baris Semerci

crystal clear water ordinary autumn day plan from outer space lemonade without lemon in case of emergency More at https://twitter.com/hwl76/status/1180781115017224197. The post Lemonade | Baris Semerci appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

Ignored Identities | Krushna Chandra Mishra

Ignored in ways conceived by crooks only these mighty masters building others’ fortunes have never tried to stop and ask if their own destinies could in definite ways be given certain shape and design through their own passionate and dedicated involvement as marked in their generous contributions in all these magnificent instances in raising which… Read more »

Spider-Man’s 10 Worst Mistakes In Marvel Comics

Spider-Man just started on what will be his most devastating adventure in October 2022. The series is “The End of the Spider-Verse” and it will reportedly, as the title suggests, end the Spider-Verse as well as all the fun variant Spider-Men in the Marvel Universe. While the end of the line is not totally Spider-Man’s… Read more »

How To Transfer FaceTime Calls Between iPhone And Mac

A massive benefit to using Apple’s products and services ecosystem is the seamless integration of those services, like FaceTime, which users can use to transfer calls between iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches and now Macs. FaceTime started as a built-in video calling service for iOS users but has since expanded for greater support. Through the work-from-home… Read more »

Sonnet, 11/5/2019 [by Mitch Sisskind]

Sonnet, 11/5/2019 (by Mitch Sisskind) In the old days working at Republic Steel We gathered nightly at Moose Cholak’s Calumet Inn on 99th Street and Ewing. It was when polyester double-knit pants Were coming in and one night this guy Said to me, ‘No reason to worry about ‘Pants anymore what with the way these ‘Double-knit… Read more »

So Lucky | Mónika Tóth

I see, the unique beauty of your soul I like your soul you are always such a beautiful kind-hearted person I am so lucky to have in my life The post So Lucky | Mónika Tóth appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

Interview (Video): Zach Cregger

An hour-long conversation with the writer-director of the surprise horror hit film Barbarian. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Punisher’s New Power Makes Him A Certified Superhuman

Warning: SPOILERS for Punisher #7The Punisher is one of the many Marvel characters without any superpowers, but he just obtained one of the more fantastic abilities – and uses it in a fight against his friend Daredevil. Frank Castle and Daredevil’s relationship is quite rocky, mostly because Daredevil is strongly opposed to Castle’s method of… Read more »

Page One: “The Artist” (2011)

Written by Michel Hazanavicius Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

A Memoir of the Opioid Crisis in Review

Title: In Pain: A Bioethicist’s Personal Struggle with Opioids Author: Travis RiederSource: Library Links: Bookshop (affiliate link) |Goodreads Rating: Summary: Both the personal story and the thoughtful analysis in this book made it a clear favorite of the books I’ve read on the opioid epidemic. This memoir by a bioethics research is by far the… Read more »

What Is Love | Envein

Love is something that can’t be controlled. More than a feeling, it’s a part of me. Brought out by the beauty than only i see. Yet is caged like a bird. Should i set it free? To fly through the air, to explore the skies. To perch on my shoulder and wipe the tears from… Read more »

Every Moment

Every moment makes me think of a minutewhen any one of them might have changed in sixty seconds.If I was never good enough, that’s too bad.If happiness never made it, that’s sad. Evenings that went pear shaped in a moment.Days that could have been saved if nights hadn’t left them for dead.I never said anything… Read more »

Andor & 9 Other Movies & Shows That Were a Dark Departure For Their Franchise

Andor shook the Star Wars formula by straying from the space opera adventures in favor of morally questionable freedom fighting. The cut-and-dry “Light and Dark” struggle common in most Star Wars stories is replaced by dark shades of grey, allowing for more complex stories to take hold in a universe that had been far too… Read more »

Commercial Vs. Creative Music: The Debate Goes On

One of the big questions we get over and over is whether writing commercial music requires you to sell your soul, abandon creativity, and forsake all that is good in this world. As if there are two sides at war with each other …  Commercial Vs. Creative Music Any time this debate arises, there are… Read more »

FCBD: Avengers/X-Men #1 Teases Return of The Uncanny Avengers

Now that Judgment Day has come to a gratifying and hopeful conclusion, Marvel is looking forward to their next major developments. This will apparently include the revival of the Uncanny Avengers, a classic “Unity Squad” typically consisting of several classic X-Men and Avengers heroes, in FCBD 2023: Avengers/X-Men #1. Go to Source Author: Alex Schlesinger

30 Days of Screenplays — Day 5: “The Shawshank Redemption”

Read 30 movie scripts in 30 days. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

From Marsh Hawk Press: The Chapter One Project for November

November 2022 The Chapter One Project for November:     David Lehman: “The Birth of The Best”   Every September a new edition of The Best American Poetry appears, quickening pulses, provoking arguments. From one year to the next, the editor’s name on the cover is different, as is the cover art. The series editor is the one constant…. Read more »

Criston Cole’s New HOTD Nickname Will Make You Hate Him Even More

WARNING! This article contains SPOILERS for House of the Dragon season 1 and George R.R. Martin’s book, Fire & Blood!Criston Cole may already be House of the Dragon’s most widely-hated character, but his new nickname will make him even worse. Although House of the Dragon is notable for the majority of its characters having gray… Read more »

10 Best Teen TV Shows With Latinx Characters

Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month might have ended on October 15th, but that doesn’t mean audiences should stop celebrating Latinx and Hispanic shows — especially when there are so many that deserve to be watched. This is especially true in the teen TV space, where television shows are more inclusive and diverse than their adult… Read more »

Interview: Parker Finn

Conversations with the writer-director of the hit horror film Smile. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Unprepared | Geosi Gyasi

I live under a Chinese-made bridge in the city Unconcerned about the cracks of life in its walls Many years ago, before the crackdown of mushroom Houses, in city places like Sodom and Gomorrah where I used to live; my body would have rested on pure Rubbish-like mats woven by Hausa women In my new… Read more »

One Day | Fotoula Reynolds

I will climb to your highest point I will stand at columns so grand I will trace your footsteps in the sand And my eyes will drink your Aegean beauty I will take in your serene landscape I will slow down and bask in the Warmth of your summer sun and I will drench myself… Read more »

Script Apart: The Stylishly Silent Storytelling of ‘Drive’ Writer Hossein Amini

Hossein Amini fell in love with storytelling because, when his world turned upside down as a kid, creating his own worlds on the page gave him a sense of control. “My parents were going through a divorce, and I was Iranian while there was a revolution going on, so I had to leave my country… Read more »

Enola Holmes 2: The 10 Best Twitter Reactions To The Netflix Movie

Enola Holmes 2 debuted on Netflix on October 27, bringing another exciting game into the small screen. Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill are back for round two of the blossoming franchise, bringing more of Enola and Sherlock’s charming sibling dynamic and another delicious mystery. Go to Source Author: David Caballero

30 Days of Screenplays — Day 4: “Fargo”

Read 30 movie scripts in 30 days. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Lee Wiley, “Looking at You” (1939)

“Looking at you, I’m filled with the essence of, the quintessence of, joy.  Looking at you, / I hear poets tellin’ of lovely Helen of Troy.” — Cole Porter, lyric writng at its most inspired The great jazz singer Lee Wiley was part Cherokee Indian. A tall, handsome woman with olive skin and blonde hair,… Read more »

Serendipity (by Mitch Sisskind)

Gramps applies unguentine and a mixture of baking soda and super glue with desenexand cera-vu moisturizing lotion over lidocaine with benadryl vitamin e vitamin c zinc andwhat have you nothing works until by chance in a littleside drawer in the bathroom looking for something elsehe discovers an old tube ofrite-aid brand cortisone-based anti-itch cream that had never been opened. what are the odds!          … Read more »

Forget Red Dead Redemption 3, I Want Gun 2

As Rockstar moves to make the next Grand Theft Auto title, fans of Red Dead Redemption want to see another prequel when they should be clamoring for a sequel to Gun instead. Created by Neversoft and published by Activision, Gun was released shortly after Red Dead Revolver in 2005 and featured several veteran voice actors,… Read more »

TED Talk: J.J. Abrams

In 2007, J.J. Abrams (Alias, Lost, Super 8) gave a TED Talk. I’m sure some of you have seen it. However, like many great presentations… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Peripheral Episode 4 Answers 5 Major Timeline Mysteries

The Peripheral is packed with mysteries, but episode 4 goes a long way toward solving the very biggest ones. Based on a novel by William Gibson and adapted by the showrunners of Westworld, few would have entered Amazon Prime Video TV series The Peripheral expecting a straightforward ride. Mercifully, audiences won’t be forced to wait… Read more »

Writing and the Creative Life: Boundaries of Space, Boundaries of Time

“What if in the face of our hectic lives, we claimed our creative time to be our own ‘sacred space’?” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Mum, Why Did You Go? | Claire Mills

Mum, I miss you with all my heart. Life isn’t fair, Life took you, we had to part, I look around and don’t see you through my eyes, Now it’s just goodbyes. Mum, why did We have to say goodbye? I don’t know. What is my life now without your insight? Inside, I begin to… Read more »

I Am So Glad | Mónika Tóth

I am so glad I know you in your arms I feel strong you are my hope I feel like I am born again how I love you The post I Am So Glad | Mónika Tóth appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

Ticket To Paradise And 9 Other Romantic Comedies About Divorced Couples

Ticket to Paradise’s release on Oct. 21, 2022 earned generally favorable reviews. George Clooney and Julia Roberts’ feature film has made it a point to focus on their characters’ being divorced, which is an unusual but not unheard-of premise for a romantic comedy. Go to Source Author: Saim Cheeda

Tony Schiavone Shares Who Tony Khan’s Right-Hand Man In AEW Is

AEW isn’t a publically traded company like WWE is, so there’s a lot more speculation about how Tony Khan has things structured around him backstage. Whereas roles for those working alongside Triple H are pretty cut and dry, the same can’t be said for the co-founder and owner of All Elite Wrestling. Everything about the… Read more »

30 Days of Screenplays — Day 3: “American Beauty”

Read 30 movie scripts in 30 days. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

SYS 456 – The Truth About Movie Distributors With Brandon Rhiness (transcript)

This is a transcript of SYS 456 – The Truth About Movie Distributors With Brandon Rhiness . Coming Soon. Go to Source Author: Ashley Scott Meyers

10 Elements of a Great Family TV Series

The core elements of developing a TV series for the whole family are — in the eyes of network and streamer executives — a culmination of business decisions. They want to offer content for the entire family because that drives higher ratings and streaming subscribers. But what kinds of things go into making those decisions?… Read more »

10 Best Obscure Movies You’ve Probably Never Seen

Get ready for a list of the best movies you’ve never seen! Even in our multiverse age, not all great… The post 10 Best Obscure Movies You’ve Probably Never Seen appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Martin Keady

Five Nights At Freddy’s: 10 Scariest Characters In The Franchise

Horror juggernaut Blumhouse has recently announced progress on the long-awaited Five Nights at Freddy’s movie (via IGN). This film has been in development purgatory for a while, but they announced they are currently designing the animatronics of the film and filming should begin early next year. The movie should bring to life the scariest characters… Read more »

Sex Education Season 4 Star Addresses Netflix Show’s Major Changes

Sex Education star Aimee Lou Wood opened up about the changes coming in season 4 and why she thinks they’ll work for the storyline. Wood has starred in Sex Education since 2019 alongside Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa, Emma Mackey, Connor Swindells, and Mimi Keene. The series follows Otis Milburn (Butterfield), a socially awkward… Read more »

Spec Script Formatting Primers

An amazing resource for TV writers provided by the Writers Guild Foundation. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

An Academic and A Pop Take on the Opioid Crisis

Title: Drug Dealer, MD: How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop Author: Anna LembkeSource: Library Links: Bookshop (affiliate link) |Goodreads Rating: When trying to read a lot on one topic, I worry that the books might get repetitive. So far though, I’ve found that each book brings something… Read more »

Dimensions of a Rejection | Vera Ashton

It’s not the little memories that hurt the most, It’s not the future memories that could have been, It’s not the physical touch of your firm hand, It’s not even the lust in your eyes when I strolled through the door. It’s knowing that you have cast me aside. It’s knowing I’ve been thrown in… Read more »

Child Trafficking | Ananya S. Guha

Mortgage bodies, transport children to another area for domestic work, pimping, begging and whoring. This is how we bring a new dimension to the education of child slaughter. The post Child Trafficking | Ananya S. Guha appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

2022 ScreenCraft Animation Competition Finalists

We’re excited to announce the Finalists of the 2022 ScreenCraft Animation Competition. These exceptional scripts were selected from almost 1,400 submissions. Congratulations to the writers who have made it this far and thanks to all for submitting! We’re excited to share these projects with our incredible jury that includes: Justin Littman (Manager, Gotham Group), Sam… Read more »

Quentin Tarantino’s List Of Perfect Movies, Ranked By IMDb

Quentin Tarantino recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote his new book of film criticism, Cinema Speculation. Kimmel brought up a passage from the book in which Tarantino describes The Texas Chain Saw Massacre as one of Hollywood’s only “perfect” movies. When Kimmel asked which other movies would qualify as perfect, Tarantino said, “Well,… Read more »

90 Day Fiancé: Deavan Shares Update About New Baby With Topher

Former 90 Day Fiancé star Deavan Clegg, who just welcomed a new baby with boyfriend Topher Park, shared happy news about her third child with Instagram fans. Deavan, a 25-year-old from Utah became a household name after first appearing in 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way season 1. The 2019 show introduced Deavan and her… Read more »

30 Days of Screenplays — Day 2: “Witness”

Read 30 movie scripts in 30 days. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

“Band Practice” [by Terence Winch]

We have three bottles on the kitchen table. One is filled with the music of a hundred old hornpipes in the key of D that no one plays anymore. We drink and play. Pretty soon they’re no longer hornpipes, but tricky little reels from long-dead masters remembered by no one but us. We play them… Read more »

Here comes the new “Hudson Review”

A magazine of historic importance, which published A. R. Ammons back in 1960. The Hudson Review, Autumn 2022 (Volume LXXV, No. 3 ESSAYS The Art of Betrayal: Translation in an Age of Suspicion   Tess Lewis   A Donne Deal   Meg Schoerke    FICTION The Hottest Summer   Laura Freudenthaler  Tess Lewis, trans.  Two Stories   Mark Jacobs   POETRY From Ithaca   David Lehman    The Purple Box   Jeffrey Harrison    Limestone, with… Read more »

The Songwriter’s Achilles Heel

When I first started trying to write as a profession, I talked to my wife (now my ex-wife) and asked for 2 years to chase my dream of becoming a songwriter. She agreed to work part time and I would work part time writing and we would tag-team with the kids. When she worked, I… Read more »

Star Trek: Every Member of Sisko’s New Crew (& Their Original Generation)

Warning: contains spoilers for Star Trek #1!In IDW Publishing’s new Star Trek comic, Captain Benjamin Sisko returns with a new mission: to stop the wholesale slaughter of the universe’s god-like beings, but he’s not alone. While Sisko currently has amazing cosmic powers, they’re fading fast, and the Prophets have advised him to use his former… Read more »

Songwriters: Find Your Song Circle

When I was 19 and moved to New York to pursue my dream of being a songwriter. I was fortunate enough to meet someone who invited me into a song circle. I had no clue what a song circle was or what it would one day mean to me, but I convinced myself to get… Read more »

Harry Potter: 10 Plotlines That Never Had Closure, According To Reddit

The best part of Harry Potter spin-offs like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and the upcoming video game Hogwarts Legacy is that they provide the opportunity to close up loose ends left behind by the original series. These might be tidbits about the wizarding world or further exploration of characters like Albus Dumbledore…. Read more »

30 Days of Screenplays — Day 1: “The Sixth Sense”

Read 30 movie scripts in 30 days. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Lucky Times | Krushna Chandra Mishra

When nothing is understood And people’s ways hold out great warnings Rule of law as rule and law only reigns When people find out how some of these were made To perpetually suppress them into silence and vivid action When they are sure that people who need think of them Instead of doing things for… Read more »

Lucky Times | Krushna Chandra Mishra

When nothing is understood And people’s ways hold out great warnings Rule of law as rule and law only reigns When people find out how some of these were made To perpetually suppress them into silence and vivid action When they are sure that people who need think of them Instead of doing things for… Read more »

Fish Rain | Mary Bone

A waterspout rained fish. The fish got a wild ride in a vortex, saw the clouds and some returned to the sea. The post Fish Rain | Mary Bone appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

Justice Society’s New Golden Age Changes DC Lore Forever in New Trailer

The Golden Age of DC is returning, and everything fans know about the Justice Society may be changing forever. A new trailer features Geoff Johns teasing what’s to come for the next exciting era of the DC Universe’s iconic superhero team. Go to Source Author: Justin Epps

How To Make Publishers Fall In Love With You

What do publishers look for in songwriters? Hit Songwriter/Publisher Marty Dodson shares a list of traits that he and fellow publishers look for in songwriters. If you want to increase your chances of catching a publisher’s ear, this episode is for you! SongTown on Songwriting Podcast Powered by Sweetwater.com – The best place for musical gear on… Read more »

How They Write A Script: Nancy Meyers

Nancy Meyers was for many years part of the Meyers & Shyer writing team that produced numerous hit movies including Private Benjamin… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

10 of the Best Horror Movies of 2022

Spooky-tide is upon us, and nothing makes me feel more alive than the annual heyday of the undead. Below, I’ve listed (in no particular order) some of the best horror movies 2022 had to offer. Some, I’ve seen. Some, I haven’t. All of them, for better or worse, Diddy Bop atop my Interest Button —… Read more »

The Best Horror Movie Scripts of All Time

You can’t go wrong reading horror movie scripts during this time of year. Actually, any time is a good time… The post The Best Horror Movie Scripts of All Time appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: David Young

How To Begin A Charging Session For Your Mercedes EV

While Mercedes-Benz is one of the many automakers offering electric vehicles in the market today, how can buyers charge their Mercedes on the go? The company has increased its electrification efforts and is gradually building a portfolio of luxury electric cars. Currently, there’s the EQS sedan and SUV, the EQB SUV, the recently announced EQE,… Read more »

The Low-Down on High Concept

A high concept screenplay must have a clean, simple, and basic idea. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Friday Night Binge in the City of London | Rose Mary Boehm

His big sweaty palm leaves a mark. She barely notices his touch. She’s on her fifth Rum and Coke Rum to get that tension down, Coke to keep you standing. Old-fashioned drink but who cares and she doesn’t do stuff. He wishes for a large ungulate and a shiny armor. It’s a sweet summer night… Read more »

Before the Storm | Rose Mary Boehm

Lattice is the delicate but firm separation between two worlds. The evening sun lets almost black silhouettes undulate on her small blankets. Her tiny fingers pick holes into the stiff layer of wallpaper, where pink flowers meet pink leaves. Father has told her the story, has sung her the song. He now stands cut out… Read more »

Jedi Who Survived Order 66 Concealed The Lightsabers In A Cool Way

Jedi who survived Order 66 in the Star Wars prequel trilogy found creative ways to hide their lightsabers. Palpatine envisioned the Clone Wars as the ultimate Jedi trap, for the Jedi lost just by participating. Order 66 was the coup de grace, with the vast majority of Jedi slaughtered by the clone troopers they had… Read more »

Nonfiction November: Your Year in Nonfiction

  Friends! I know it’s not yet November, but it will be tomorrow and we can’t wait, so Nonfiction November kicks off today! I’m so excited to have you all join me for our first weekly discussion prompt. As is tradition, we first want to hear about how your reading year has been going to… Read more »

Books on Home Decorating

Title: Cozy Minimalist Home: More Style, Less Stuff Author: Myquillyn SmithSource: Library Links: Bookshop (affiliate link) |Goodreads Rating: This book aligned really well with my goals for my space. I want things to feel cozy, but not cluttered. I’d like to achieve a cozy, homey feel with no more decorative items than are really necessary…. Read more »

10 Best Movies Like Blade Of The 47 Ronin

An unlikely sequel to the Keanu Reeves-starrer 47 Ronin, Netflix’s Blade of the 47 Ronin takes place three centuries after the events of its predecessor. With rival samurai clans battling it out with each other, it is up to a legendary samurai warrior’s descendant to bring balance. Go to Source Author: Shaurya Thapa

Taking a Walk | Ananya S. Guha

I walked in my little home town, after Christmas dwindling streets, people and houses. A friend shakes hand. I look the other way forgetting to wish, wanting to love and say many ecumenical things. But I have just come back from the bar, after downing two and a half gins and burying my dreams into… Read more »

The Shore | Elissa Capelle Vaughn

I had a nice stay at the bottom of the ocean I fell in love with a ghost who was my only light in the darkness I followed them deeper into the sea Past the anglerfish, urchins, and eels We met a Coelacanth on the same journey to the bottom A giant squid who told… Read more »

New Joker Tease Makes The Batman 2 Villain More Exciting

Since the credits first rolled for The Batman, audiences wondered what the sequel would bring; however, a new Joker tease makes The Batman 2 villain even more exciting. In Matt Reeves’ The Batman, Bruce Wayne (Robert Pattinson) faced off against the villainous Riddler (Paul Dano). However, despite its already packed cast that included Catwoman (Zoë… Read more »

Interview (Video): Isaac Asimov

Several interviews throughout the years with the author of over 500 books. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Marvel’s Judgment Day is Exactly What the X-Men Needed for Krakoa to Survive

Warning: Major spoilers for Judgment Day #6 aheadThe X-Men legacy hero Wolverine has been vocal about his distrust of the Krakoan Utopia since the mutant nation was founded in 2019, and the recent X-Force #33 confirms that Logan firmly believes the events of Judgment Day were necessary for Krakoa’s survival and future. Go to Source… Read more »

Advice from a Professional Script Reader

“An experienced pro reader always knows a ‘bad’ script within the first 10 pages, usually within the first 3, and often on the first page.” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Smoke Rings (For Natalie) | Rp Verlaine

The once was is gone a rumor like smoke rings escaping your lips on a summer’s day where those thought to be in love admit defeat exhaling it As if it were the temporary renamed as forever. The post Smoke Rings (For Natalie) | Rp Verlaine appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author:… Read more »

Of a Piece | Rp Verlaine

“Tell me,” she says Not wanting to know What I do/ don’t A first date since you… …as Inquisition or decision on hold To be dissected inspected or left In checkmated dread several moves ahead And I’m willing to lose If at the end, the gain Tells me I’ve achieved Something close to feeling again… Read more »

1 Huge Daemon Twist Sets Up His Worst Crime (You’ll Hate Him Even More)

WARNING! This article contains major SPOILERS for House of the Dragon’s season 1 finale and George R.R. Martin’s book, Fire & Blood! Go to Source Author: Jordan Williams

Star Wars: 10 Clone Wars Characters That Deserve The Tales Of The Jedi Treatment

With the release of Tales of the Jedi, Star Wars fans got to see fan-favorite characters Count Dooku and Ahsoka Tano in a new light, revealing backstory to both characters that many may not have known before. Go to Source Author: Matthew Demchak

Interview (Video): Derek Kolstad

From Season 12 of the PBS series “On Story.” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

GTA 4: The Right Choice Between Dwayne & Playboy X

One questline in Grand Theft Auto 4 will end with the protagonist having to kill either Dwayne Forge or Playboy X, and one option is better than the other. Both sides offer rewards, so the player may be conflicted at first over which would be better for them. However, the advantages of one outweigh the… Read more »

Reconnaissance | Ananya S. Guha

Winter trees spiral and the grading slopes of these hills take you downhill for another reconnaissance. The post Reconnaissance | Ananya S. Guha appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

Weathering the Storms | Mary Bone

Watching the sun rise over the horizon, we had a beautiful view of the ocean. Children were finding sea shells and other treasures along the shore. We had weathered many storms before the sunshine came our way. The post Weathering the Storms | Mary Bone appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best… Read more »

Pokémon GO: Halloween Cup 2022 Guide (Times, Teams, & Rewards)

Pokémon GO’s twelfth Season of the GO Battle League is hosting its third annual Halloween Cup. With two formats in the 1500 Combat Power and 2500 Combat Power (CP) range, the event began on October 20th, 2022, and will end on November 3rd, 2022, local time. Simultaneously with Pokémon GO’s Great Battle League (GBL) format… Read more »

90 Day Fiancé Cast Members’ Worst Halloween Costume Ideas Ranked

Many 90 Day Fiancé stars usually dress up as interesting spooky characters on Halloween, but sometimes fans mock their ideas for being inappropriately bad. Over the last few years, there have been several times when TLC couples have had some quirky Halloween outfit makeovers. In 2021, 90 Day Fiancé season 8 stars Yara Zaya and… Read more »

How We Raise The Tide As Songwriters

In SongTown, we try to remind everyone often that we rise by lifting each other up. As some of us improve, the bar gets raised and others improve trying to reach for that bar. In some ways, the music business is a cut-throat competition, with some similarities to the hunger games. Some people look at it… Read more »

“Why is it three act structure? The cycle of life.”

Story structure and the… stock market? Read on. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Selling on the edge, g’bye hoopla and two contributions: Rituel N°5, Françoise Dupuy, Laura Sheleen & Elizabeth Regina (by Tracy Danison)

The humus fanatic has it right. Once dead, our contribution evolves. Photo © Romy Alizé Rituel N°5: La Mort by Émilie Rousset and Louise Hémon produced at the Atelier de Paris earlier this month drolely and elegantly highlights how commercial culture manages to spew up a honey-mouthed and optimistic “business of death”. It has a… Read more »

Modern Warfare 2’s Physical Disc Contains Almost None Of The Actual Game

While Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will have a file size around 150GB, the game’s physical disc will contain only a negligible fraction of that data. Infinity Ward’s upcoming first-person shooter will be a direct follow-up to the 2019 reboot of Modern Warfare, with players fighting around the world alongside the iconic Task Force… Read more »

David’s Weight Loss In Latest IG Pic Impresses 90 Day Fiancé Fans

David Toborowsky has stunned 90 Day Fiancé fans by showing his weight loss progress in colorful new pajamas. The 56-year-old reality star has always had support from fans, and he got conscious about his weight two years ago during his trip to Thailand with his wife, Annie Suwan. David decided to become a healthier version… Read more »

Find Your Writer’s Voice

I hear this a lot in conversations with writers, but mostly with managers, agents, and producers. They’re looking for writers who cover a… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Quadruple Abecedarian: His First Solo Vacation” [by John Deming]

Quadruple Abecedarian : His First Solo Vacation Ancient, it seemed, Zach’s mama listening to Diz’ blow his horn; yams, cob corn, and savory chicken cooking to xantho-brown; stoic Zach on coccyx down in that wonderful yard, smelling deeply. Now everything was different. Viciously labyrinthine, the age XXXV. Formerly wed, now uncommitted, off alone to Honolulu…. Read more »

10 Best Games Like Dragon Ball: The Breakers

Asymmetrical multiplayer games have become a new go-to for many wanting a multiplayer experience they can jump into and immediately have a good time with, and the success of adapting intellectual properties within it – like the upcoming Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – shows that it’s a formidable and exciting genre…. Read more »

Songwriters: Job One Is To “Be That Guy”

The Horse & Writer Retreat A few years back I got an invite from one of my favorite country songwriters, Skip Ewing, to go out to Wyoming and share my knowledge of songwriting at a camp for a week. The event was called Horse & Writer. We rode horses during the morning and worked on the craft of songwriting… Read more »

Star Wars’ New Post-TROS Movie Is Exactly How To Continue The Sequels

. Go to Source Author: Marcelo de Souza Silverio Leite

How They Write A Script: Charlie Kaufman

“When I started screenwriting, I never really knew what I was doing, but I instinctively understood how to do it.” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Some Great Country | Celestine Key

i didn’t think it would ever come to this where I literally could not breathe because some heartless people in a faraway place were so selfish that they cared more about giant corporations giving them money and keeping them in power than for a little person like me to be able to breathe some great… Read more »

Communion | Ren-Ren P. Montano

We are natives of a land that none of us owns. Yet this world offers no place; none except the outskirts, where the abominations of our kind are left undisturbed. Privilege is as rare as desert rain. The pigment of our skin is darker than fair. We are unlettered. We are voiceless. We have nothing… Read more »

2022 ScreenCraft Action & Adventure Screenplay Competition Winners

We are thrilled to announce the Winners of the 2022 ScreenCraft Action & Adventure Screenplay Competition. These exceptional projects were selected from almost 800 submissions. Congratulations to all of our winners! Grand Prize Winner A FIRE INSIDE by Richard Martin – As a mysterious wave of spontaneous human combustion spreads across the world, a grieving… Read more »

150 Non-Writing Things to Do When Writer’s Block Strikes

If you’re a writer, you’ve experienced some form of writer’s block. We’ve all been there. Staring at a blank page…. The post 150 Non-Writing Things to Do When Writer’s Block Strikes appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Britton Perelman

DCEU & Arrowverse Supermen Team-Up In Epic Multiverse Fan Poster

The Arrowverse and the DCEU’s respective versions of Superman team up in an epic Multiverse fan poster. One of the DC Comics heroes that has been portrayed the most in live-action is Superman, having appeared in numerous TV shows and movies over the years. When it comes to the big screen, Henry Cavill is currently… Read more »

Update: 2022–2023 Award Season Screenplay Downloads — 1 New Script, 7 Total

It’s that time of year again when studios and production companies make available PDFs of movie scripts for award season. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

WITH THE SUN [by Mary Gilliland]

Want more shade? Want more sun? A plant demonstrates its answers—via height or sturdiness or angle of inclination. About the spring ephemerals, though, there’s no need to worry the question. They emerge when trees are bare of leaves. The thing about bulbs: they are easy to plant and, when conditions optimize for new growth—the slant… Read more »

“Seasons in the Abyss” [by Michael Robbins]

Seasons in the Abyss Du Fu, you doofus, that’s not a goose. You’re drunk. Please allow me to introduce… no, that’s not your horse. (No, nor woman neither.) Into every life a little Freud must fall. I’m a fraud. I stole that pun. Like I said: I’m afraid. Into every light a little moth must… Read more »

Don’t Lose Your Songwriting Innocence

Your innocence is a major asset… One of the things I love about working with young writers and artists is just the innocence they bring to the writing process. They aren’t bitter or jaded. They aren’t worried about what radio will think (this can be good or bad). They just want to write a great… Read more »

Why Love Is Blind Should Replace Hosts Nick & Vanessa Lachey (& With Whom)

Nick and Vanessa Lachey are the only hosts Love Is Blind has known, but there are several reasons why Netflix may want hire someone else to helm seasons 4 and 5. Nick and Vanessa, who were both established entertainers before they married in 2011, have hosted several reality shows between them, including The Sing-Off, America’s… Read more »

Wait, Is Adonis Retired In Creed 3!? That Would Be Huge For The Sequel

The first trailer for Creed III heavily implies Adonis “Donnie” Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) is retired, and that surprising reveal raises the stakes for the much-anticipated sequel to Creed II in several key ways. According to Michael B. Jordan, his directorial debut will feature Donnie and Bianca (Tessa Thompson) as “young adults dealing with professional… Read more »

Photonic Heartbeats | Ron Vesci

Opening Eyes… To the Mystic Forefront… Truth’s Storefront… Indivisible Byproduct… Mass Produced… In Infinite Quantities… Only derailed by doubt and fear… Prior to self contraction… Is the Heart’s Treasure Trove of Abundance… Inside the Flow of Breath… The Peaceful Delivery… Chilling Enterprise… Dancing with Her Presence… Singing… From the Mythic Plateau… Photonic Heartbeats… Lighting the… Read more »

The Girl the Birds and the Boy | Jenny Middleton

Parakeets, jade bright and lit with watery sunrise lean swiftly to their reflections as they soar through dawn, born seemingly from the tongue like twirl of willows and a tangle of dun branches that trail the river and its way. All night they have sat here- the girl, the birds and the boy, blanket wrapped… Read more »

SYS 455 – Shooting a Black and White Movie With Josh Stifter Daniel Degnan (transcript)

This is a transcript of SYS 455 – Shooting a Black and White Movie With Josh Stifter Daniel Degnan. Coming Soon. Go to Source Author: Ashley Scott Meyers

10 Underrated Halloween Characters That Deserve More Attention

As the film Halloween Ends demonstrates, certain characters, like Michael Myers and Laurie Strode, loom large in pop culture imagination. Indeed, so prominent that they have entire franchises built around them and their identities. Go to Source Author: Thomas West

The Importance of Subplots

An in-depth exploration of the value of these mini-stories. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

What Picasso Saw (1940)

after fifty-nine years he saw the woman with two faces there was no such thing as an ex-Catholic or an ex-Spaniard living in France first Paris with Max then back to Madrid an old guitarist what can you do with blue, blindness and the female nude with two faces Ma Jolie Fernande Eva, Gaby, Pacquerette,… Read more »

It Was 50 Years Ago Today [by Lewis Saul]

And the Band didn’t begin to play anything. Actually it was 51 years ago today, which adds an extra, unwanted beat to an overworked couplet … The Composer (me), The Poet, The Joker, and The Fencer were café-hopping on a beautiful autumn evening. The place was Paris, and there were great cafés on each corner… Read more »

3 Low-Budget Horror Movies to Inspire Your Scary Screenplay

Horror movies continue to be an extremely successful film genre. Whether they’re campy, terrifying, or full of jump scares, audiences love to be stimulated. Fear — and the anticipation of fear — is a great way to incite a psychological reaction. As a result, horror movies can be a great way to get your screenplay off… Read more »

10 Worst Gaming System Accessories Of All Time

One of the more fun things about gaming outside the act of gaming itself has always been the neat ways to spruce up the experience by getting extra add-ons that can be either cosmetic or tangible, aiding with an experience of a game or how hardware is utilized, such as the newly announced Resident Evil… Read more »

Think Concepts

The foundation of a good script is a strong story concept. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

New Departure | Stan Morrison

children fighting get adult interventions you really hurt him, so say you’re sorry give him back his toy, never do that again take turns, be kind, share with everyone time out to reflect on your behavior nations fighting seek out new alliances time out and reflection signs of weakness might makes right the eternal anthem… Read more »

My Muse | Mónika Tóth

dedicated to my nice Romanian friend Vasile you are my best friend the joy shine in my eyes you are my muse the happiness shine in my eyes you are my soulmate my life is enriched like a ray of sunshine I adore you The post My Muse | Mónika Tóth appeared first on Best… Read more »

Blumhouse Movies: Horrific Spins on Classic Storytelling Tropes

Try as we might, we can’t seem to escape the usual trappings of storytelling: time loops, meeting the parents, or… The post Blumhouse Movies: Horrific Spins on Classic Storytelling Tropes appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: David Young

Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania — 10 Burning Questions After The Trailer

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania released its first trailer on Oct. 24, 2022, showcasing the action and storyline for the first entry in Phase Five of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, the trailer also raises a lot of questions about what is going to happen to its beloved MCU characters. It also left some questions… Read more »

Real Housewives: How Much Are The 10 Highest-Earning Housewives Paid?

Part of being a full-time cast member on The Real Housewives franchise is showing off one’s vast wealth. The homes they live in, the islands they vacation on, the cars they drive, and the famous people they know — it’s a large reason why viewers tune in week after week. The Housewives’ lives are so… Read more »

Is My Screenplay Big Enough to Be a Movie?

This is a fundamental question screenwriters must ask themselves at all stages of a screenplay’s development and writing. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Parts of a Whole | Bradley Knebworth

we were never similar about as different as could be possible yet somehow we managed to figure it out and give each other the space respect and love to blossom always there for each other two parts of a whole The post Parts of a Whole | Bradley Knebworth appeared first on Best Poetry. Go… Read more »

Wordle 492: October 24, 2022 Hints & Answer

October 24th has a brand new Wordle word for players to solve and today’s answer doesn’t have any sneaky tricks up its sleeve. These straightforward answers are always a nice pallet cleanser after a tougher day’s puzzle. The multiple uses of a single letter yesterday sent some people up the wall trying to solve it… Read more »

How To Write A New Song Every Day

I can’t count the number of times I’ve been asked “How in the world do you come up with a song-a-day – every day?”  Learning how to write a new song every day can seem like a daunting task. Here’s how I pull that off… Coming In With Ideas I have a database that includes… Read more »

10 Best Games Like No More Heroes III

Hacking and slashing its way back into gamers’ hearts, the No More Heroes franchise returns with another exciting and colorful installment. While No More Heroes III delivers all the over-the-top action that fans have come to expect, it follows in a long line of amazing games that players will also enjoy. Go to Source Author:… Read more »

Moon | Nancy May

moonlit skies upturn boat on the shore The post Moon | Nancy May appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

The Amateur | by Austin Allen

Go to Source Author: Poetry Foundation

The Walking Dead Star Explains Negan And Jerry’s Casual Interaction

The Walking Dead star Cooper Andrews explains the casual interaction between his character, Jerry, and former antagonist Negan during season 11, episode 17. Andrews has portrayed Jerry since The Walking Dead season 7, acting as the laid-back right hand of the Kingdom’s King Ezekiel. He fought bravely against Negan’s group, the Saviors, during season 8,… Read more »

KC Trommer: Pick of the Week [ed. Terence Winch]

__________________________________________________________________________________________ Off the Roosie     after O’Hara I get off the 7 and head home, past the Chase and the Jackson Heights penguin             that, last week, someone dressed as a bunny, and I’m thinking of Frankie’s I-do-this-I-do-that poems, and my phone is dead again and             I can’t afford to replace… Read more »

All Genshin Impact 3.2 Livestream Codes & Rewards

The Genshin Impact 3.2 livestream has revealed new codes that can be redeemed for multiple rewards in-game. As the livestream is still ongoing, this post will be updated with more codes soon. As with previous livestreams, these new codes are only valid for an extremely limited time and will expire within 24 hours of going… Read more »

Courtroom Drama | Stan Morrison

one expert identified the sneaker treads another testified about the blood spatter a producer of “forensic frenzy” took notes it was a perfectly purulent television matter a hostile witness reluctantly took the stand exhibits a to z and everything else in between the jury was either excused or sequestered objections and overrules peppered the scene… Read more »

Chennai Floods | Ananya S. Guha

When rains lashed Chennai city in India, floods washed children and offered tears to them so that they could weep again, for sorrows of their ancestors and the city slept peacefully after that, as after every holocaust, there is baleful silence. No one is talking about it anymore. No one is weeping, No one is… Read more »

The Black Phone Director Shares 5 Horror Movie Recommendations for Halloween

The Black Phone director Scott Derrickson has shared five horror picks he recommends people check out in the lead-up to Halloween. Derrickson, who helmed the blockbuster films The Day the Earth Stood Still in 2008 and Doctor Strange in 2016, has a long history in the horror genre, going all the way back to his… Read more »

Hollywood’s New Four-Quadrant Movie Model

You need to know: The old Four-Quadrant Model has changed. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Auden on critics

“There are people who are too intelligent to become authors, but they do not become critics.”         Related Stories Three Poems by Amy Gerstler   Go to Source Author: The Best American Poetry

Werewolf by Night Perfectly Reinvents Wolverine’s First Ever Villain

Spoilers ahead for Marvel’s Voices Infinity Comic #19!When it comes to Marvel’s deadliest villains, few are as vicious as the Werewolf by Night‘s new sparring partner, the Wendigo – a beast so dangerous, it’s frequently given Wolverine trouble. The newest version of the iconic horror hero Werewolf by Night, Jake Gomez just took on Logan’s… Read more »

Great Scene: “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”

A contentious exchange between Riggan and his daughter Sam turns into an acerbic truth-telling moment. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

From the Heart | Lynn Long

We are but two strangers Across a distant shore Who share hello and nothing more Yet, still… there is beauty in this My sometimes friend My sometimes muse My light within My soulful truth Alas, of this- You know not- for I keep it secret Within my heart… More at https://www.facebook.com/beneaththemoonlight/. The post From the… Read more »

Pure Creation | Heath Brougher

If you were to give us feedback on our cultivated and sincere ideas we would sooner starve to death rather than swallow one bite of your outside and unwanted mediocrity that you always attempt to poison us with. More at https://www.facebook.com/heath.brougher. The post Pure Creation | Heath Brougher appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to… Read more »

School For Good And Evil: 10 Quotes That Perfectly Sum Up Sophie And Agatha’s Friendship

The long-awaited film adaptation of Soman Chainani’s The School for Good and Evil series aired on Netflix on October 19, 2022, and it was at the top of the streaming service’s movie rankings by the next day. At its heart, the book series and its film adaptation ask where the lines are between good and… Read more »

Reflections of 2022 Black List Feature Writer’s Lab Participants

Writers who participated in this year’s Black List Feature Writer’s Lab reflect on their experience. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Three Poems by Amy Gerstler

My Ego is a dented suit of armor, a designer gown with grimy lining. She’s the cause of false beliefs. She fucks up my ability to love. She’s prickly and tender as an artichoke heart. She proposes to me so frequently I can’t hear other people speak. She’s a self-annointed guide who materializes at my… Read more »

now-then

Listening to a compilationThe Passions – I’m in love with a German film star.A song that takes me backIt really moved me and there you are. Go to Source Author: aprettykettleofpoetry

It’s A Shame Nightmare On Elm Street’s Worst Sequel Has The Best Villains

While Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare is one of the weakest entries into the Nightmare On Elm Street franchise, the sequel did feature one of the most inspired villains in the series. 1984’s original Nightmare On Elm Street was a masterpiece of slasher cinema thanks to its simple story of a supernatural child murderer who… Read more »

Migraine | Ananya S. Guha

A migraine is nothing less or more than spilled- over memories that gnaw the mind like a rattling snake. Whenever I have one, I look for remedies like picking at my ulcers or discussing gastronomics with doctors who finally prescribe medicines And when it recurs like the proverbial last word I take refuge in wholesome… Read more »

Rather a Flaccid Child | Jim Bellamy

Rather a flaccid child. Not good with his hands, he chose the high up clouds for his deceptions. Yet now he never seems to feel or smile nor any of the rainbowed raves of living placate the westward ravel of his guile, neither might the clowns of heaven save him. Once above a mind, I… Read more »

Black Adam: 10 Best Comic Book Movies About Villains

The release of Black Adam has not only changed the hierarchy of power in the DC Universe, but also the world of comic book movies as a whole, bringing a film about a comic book villain rather than a hero to the spotlight. While it’s certainly not the norm, this happens far more often in… Read more »

How To Read A Screenplay (Part 4): Subplots, Relationships and Character Functions

There are multiple layers to any story. The more you dig, the deeper your understanding. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

star struck down

pop forgetyou earn what you getand throwing awayyour throw away lineswon’t save youlike some self-proclaimed saviouralready in printin a fish ‘n’ chips newspaper spouting off, drowningin free-flowing wordsgoing to towningthey say: ‘serves you right!’cos you couldn’tkeep your mouth water-tight facts get fictionalisedin your eyesand you say ‘really?’that’s not what I meantno comment Go to Source… Read more »

Missing (2022)/Missing Person (2003)

Missing Where is she? Look for her!Why aren’t you looking for her?Her bedroom is how she left itthough a crime scene, every millimetre. Someone knows something.People don’t just vanish into thin air.Runaways might. But homebods don’t.Everybody’s going spare. Let’s look at it this way.Her face is on every street.It only takes a second to recognise… Read more »

Smash Bros. Creator Shares Never Before Seen Smash 64 Prototype Video

The creator of Super Smash Bros. has revealed a never-before-seen prototype of the first game in the series before it even contained Nintendo characters. Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai stopped posting screenshots on Twitter and ended his long-running column in Famitsu magazine in 2022, but he replaced them with a YouTube series that is similar… Read more »

The Conners Season 5 Is Set To Repeat A Great Cameo Trick

The Conners season 5 latest casting announcement suggests that the sitcom is set up to repeat one of season 4’s most welcome surprises. The Conners might be a sitcom about a working-class family, but that has not stopped the show from occasionally featuring some starry cameos. Like Roseanne, The Conners focuses on the brutal realities… Read more »

Dark Poem and or Lecture; I’m Starting to Think Some of the World’s People Lack Something; Don’t Know We Hate Our Madness, Darkness, a Poem, or Lecture | L Lawliet

I often realize this throughout my 23 years alive, what seems like many other lifetimes, past live’s in the world of people, humankind as a whole seem not to reach out to others they don’t get to know the real person behind what they show others they could be angry at the world or at… Read more »

Blind Love | Mónika Tóth

your beautiful eyes pierce my heart The post Blind Love | Mónika Tóth appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

SYS 454 – Is Film School Worth The Money? With Julian Higgins and Shaye Ogbonna (transcript)

This is a transcript of SYS 454 – Is Film School Worth The Money? With Julian Higgins and Shaye Ogbonna . Coming Soon. Go to Source Author: Ashley Scott Meyers

2022 ScreenCraft Drama Competition Quarterfinalists

Listed below are the Quarterfinalists of the 2022 ScreenCraft Drama Competition. These exceptional scripts were selected from almost 1,600 submissions. Congratulations to the writers who have made it this far and thanks to all for submitting! Stay tuned for the Semifinalist announcement on November 16th on our blog and on our Twitter and Facebook pages!… Read more »

25 of the Highest-Rated Anime Shows and Movies on Rotten Tomatoes

People are drawn to animated stories. (Pun intended.) This is especially true for anime. The world of anime is full… The post 25 of the Highest-Rated Anime Shows and Movies on Rotten Tomatoes appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: David Young

Luckiest Girl Alive: 10 Movies & TV Shows Where You’ve Seen The Cast Before

Based on the novel by Jessica Knoll, Luckiest Girl Alive recently dropped on Netflix bringing back Mila Kunis in fine form as she plays a writer whose life seems to be perfect on the surface but whose traumatic past catches upon her in unprecedented ways. Go to Source Author: Shaurya Thapa

from “Modern Love”: XVII by George Meredith (1828-1909)

At dinner, she is hostess, I am host. Went the feast ever cheerfuller? She keeps The Topic over intellectual deeps In buoyancy afloat. They see no ghost. With sparkling surface-eyes we ply the ball: It is in truth a most contagious game: ‘Hiding the skeleton,’ shall be its name. Such play as this, the devils… Read more »

from “Modern Love”: XVII by George Meredith (1828-1909)

At dinner, she is hostess, I am host. Went the feast ever cheerfuller? She keeps The Topic over intellectual deeps In buoyancy afloat. They see no ghost. With sparkling surface-eyes we ply the ball: It is in truth a most contagious game: ‘Hiding the skeleton,’ shall be its name. Such play as this, the devils… Read more »

“Abecedary” [by Tom Disch]

Abecedary A is an Apple, as everyone knows. But B is a …. What do you suppose? A Bible? A Barber? A Banquet? A Bank? No, B is this Boat, the night that it sank. C is its Captain, and D is its Dory, While E – But first let me tell you a story…. Read more »

DC Artist Reveals Why Batman’s Movie Armor Could Never Work in Comics

Legendary artist Marc Silvestri has his own valid reasons for why Batman’s different movie armors could never work in comic books. Batman’s had a variety of different costumes and armors across both his film and print history as a character. But there’s one major reason, according to Batman & The Joker: The Deadly Duo writer/artist… Read more »

How To Read A Screenplay (Part 3): Plotline Points and Sequences

There are multiple layers to any story. The more you dig, the deeper your understanding. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Dwyer & Lehman at Parkside Lounge (317 E. Houston) Wed October 26

        Related Stories Alex Perez Takes his Leave — from the “Literary Community” or from his senses?   Go to Source Author: The Best American Poetry

Moss Covered Shoes | Mary Bone

A pair of moss covered shoes were found in the forest. Had someone walked a mile in them? There had to be a story here. Perhaps the moss felt like carpet between someone’s toes and they left their shoes behind. The post Moss Covered Shoes | Mary Bone appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to… Read more »

Batman: Arkham Games You Must Play Before Gotham Knights

Gotham Knights may not be a continuation of the Batman: Arkham series, but it nevertheless lives in its shadow. The legacy of Rocksteady Studios’ games has set high expectations for all future Batman titles. This is especially true for Gotham Knights since its developer – WB Games Montréal – is responsible for one of the… Read more »

2022–2023 Award Season Screenplay Downloads — 6 Total

It’s that time of year again when studios and production companies make available PDFs of movie scripts for award season. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Alex Perez Takes his Leave — from the “Literary Community” or from his senses? [by David Lehman]

It’s no secret that literary people and humanists are reluctant to take an unpopular position that deviates from the party line. So it is noteworthy when someone pops off, refusing to yield to the forces of self-censorship. An enterprising editor named Elizabeth Ellen [left], the poet and writer who runs Hobart magazine, undertook an e-mail… Read more »

Early Books on the Opioid Epidemic in Review

Title: Pain Killer: A “Wonder” Drug’s Trail of Addiction and Death Author: Barry MeierSource: Library Links: Bookshop (affiliate link) |Goodreads Rating: I’ve been accumulating books about the opioid epidemic on my to-read list for years, so I’ve decided to just read them all in publication order. I was interested to understand how people thought about… Read more »

Let There Be Darkness Thick | Krushna Chandra Mishra

The day dawns clear Dispelling darkness dim With eyes regaining the power They seem losing for long To see things near and far In a joyous satisfaction. Throughout the day Changing views good and bad they settle their scores To impose on the din of life a silence of death And rejoice in the blinding… Read more »

5 Simple Ways To Unleash Your Own Creative Songwriting Power

As a professional songwriter, I am asked often how I walk into a co-write with superstars like Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, or Lady A and create songs “on-demand?” Well, I didn’t start out doing this, but I’ve learned a few tricks over the years that’ve allow me to train my creativity and tap into… Read more »

5 Simple Ways To Unleash Your Own Creative Songwriting Power

As a professional songwriter, I am asked often how I walk into a co-write with superstars like Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, or Lady A and create songs “on-demand?” Well, I didn’t start out doing this, but I’ve learned a few tricks over the years that’ve allow me to train my creativity and tap into… Read more »

10 Video Games That Reward You For Being Evil

The Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake was unfortunately indefinitely delayed, but that doesn’t make the memories of siding with the dark side any less memorable for veteran players. In the 2000s video games began implementing systems that affected a player’s playthrough just by the decisions they made rather than how they played…. Read more »

What If Publishers Just Don’t Get My Music?

Did you know it’s not the publisher’s job to “get” your music? Hit Songwriters Marty Dodson and Clay Mills share from their own experience how to succeed as songwriters by learning how to work with publishers, create business relationships and write songs so good that people can’t pass on them. SongTown on Songwriting Podcast Powered… Read more »

Wordle 486: October 18, 2022 Hints & Answer

The newest puzzle is available for the popular word-guessing game Wordle, and today’s answer is sure to leave some players scratching their heads. There are a number of ways that a daily Wordle could be more difficult, some use repeated letters that aren’t immediately recognizable or common Wordle word endings that could be a multitude… Read more »

60 Second Screenwriter: How is a screenplay different than a novel?

A video series addressing key screenwriting concerns in one minute. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Footsteps | Shelly Blankman

They didn’t hear the footsteps, not at first. The street dark, hushed, just the steady tapping of raindrops against the asphalt. Hand in hand, they ambled toward home, one immigrant, both gay, celebrating a year of firsts, a life of forevers. So much to plan before they married. Visas, lawyers, whom to tell and when…. Read more »

It’s Easy to Say You Believe in Love | Samantha Davis

So you mean they’re married? The simple question leads to a complex answer of an eight year old girl, a long explanation which she is tired of answering she has nothing to be ashamed of, right? So why does the cute boy sitting next to her on the bus not understand? He isn’t dead. The… Read more »

The 3 Easiest Types of Films to Get Funding For

When we’re talking about finding funds for a film, there are three different routes to be taken. Packaging and selling a spec script or assignment to studios and production companies for production and distribution. An independent filmmaker looking for investors and financiers to finance their production. Films in post-production looking to sell their film to… Read more »

The Fang-tastic Complexity of Vampire Movies

We used to vehemently ignore the things that went bump in the night. Now, we can’t look away. From werebeasts… The post The Fang-tastic Complexity of Vampire Movies appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: David Young

Triangle Of Sadness: 10 Movies & TV Shows Where You’ve Seen The Cast Before

A lot of cinephiles (and even casual moviegoers) are looking forward to seeing Ruben Östlund’s Triangle of Sadness as it won the prestigious Palme d’Or in this year’s Cannes Film Festival. A satirical look at pervasive social prejudices and gender dynamics, Triangle of Sadness documents what happens when a luxury cruise carrying filthy rich personalities,… Read more »

Reader Question: Should I write a big budget spec script or not?

Write what you’re passionate about, but there are some good reasons to balance that by putting on your producer’s hat. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

“Beauty is No Show” [by Bill Hayward]

Just in: Berlin International Art Film Festival…         Related Stories Amaud Jamaul Johnson: Pick of the Week [ed. Terence Winch]   Go to Source Author: The Best American Poetry

Limbo Land

Showers splatter unfinished sentencesdown from hot air word cloudsto a thunderous monotonous boom.Nothing gets better or worseas people floathanging from stringless balloons. City ring roads go round in vicious circlesand mayhem motorists get nowhere.Ring a ring a roses school children sing incessantly on repeatand no one ages beyond the moment the traffic jam stuck them… Read more »

Songwriters: 5 Tips To Keep Your Songs On Track

Here are 5 simple tips that I use to make my songs better every day. Get in the habit of doing these things and your songs will be better than they have been before. 1) Map your song out before you write. Write a simple, one sentence summary of what you want to say in… Read more »

10 Most Memorable Viral Horror Games, Ranked

Video games like the recent Rainbow Friends sometimes go viral for being disturbing, funny, or totally out of the norm. Thanks to Tik Tok, YouTube, and influencers, these titles sometimes get more attention than they ever expected and in the horror genre in particular can take on a life of their own, much like Slender… Read more »

Great Scene: “To Kill A Mockingbird”

“To begin with, this case should never have come to trial. The State has not produced one iota of medical evidence to the effect that the… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

About Love | Mónika Tóth

I softly lay my lips on yours Maybe love I hold you within in my heart In my soul Every season Maybe love Dear With a simple look You took my breath away I don”t know I cry like a child The post About Love | Mónika Tóth appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to… Read more »

Mountain | Spencer Bock

Males are your superior. The ones you look to for answers. They are your father, your brother, your son. But above all They are your boss. No matter your age, man is your boss. No matter your color, man is your boss. As long as you’re a woman, a man is your boss. You will… Read more »

The Razer Edge Is An Android Tablet With A Gaming Chip

The Razer Edge is the latest device from the popular gaming company, and while it calls it a gaming handheld, it is practically an Android tablet with a removable controller. A few years ago, Razer dabbled into the smartphone market with a few gaming smartphones following its acquisition of Nextbit, a tech startup. Its first… Read more »

A Belated Congratulations to Emma Trelles, 9th Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara, CA

Our valued contributor Emma Trelles is the 9th Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara, and in August 2022, she was named one of 22 Poet Laureate Fellows across the country by the Academy of American Poets. The daughter of Cuban immigrants, she is the author of Tropicalia (University of Notre Dame Press), winner of the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize and… Read more »

Amaud Jamaul Johnson: Pick of the Week [ed. Terence Winch]

________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Spirit of the Dead Watching “Men are apt to idolize or fear that which they cannot understand, especially if it be a woman.”                                                             —Jean Toomer Like so many stones, a handful of jasper or black opal scattered along the banks of the Papenoo,   Gauguin has fixed his eye upon a native… Read more »

Real Songwriting Is Not Fast And Easy!

 Let’s talk… This morning several ads popped up on my Facebook feed for things like… Learning To Write Great Songs In Just 3 Days, Writing Songs Really Fast, or Earn A Hundred Thousands Dollars In First Year For Writing Movie Songs…oh my… I must be the slowest songwriter on earth…I’ve been a professional writer for 25+ years and still learning everyday to play guitar, write better songs—and… Read more »

The Originals: 10 Quotes That Prove Elijah & Hayley Were Soulmates

While Phoebe Tonkin is busy with her latest project – Boy Swallows Universe on Netflix, fans are still busy remembering the good times when the actress was on CW’s hit show The Originals. Hayley, unfortunately, did not get her happy ending on the show, but she did, however, share a deep bond with Elijah. Go… Read more »

“Raising the Stakes” video series

The entire three-year series of screenwriting videos from Black List screenwriter Jonathan Stokes. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

blood fellows behind me from my knees | L Lawliet

i one time ponder why i cant stand on my own two legs all the time i often contemplate why my knee’s are so weak that i speak these words for all to be heard. i look down at my weak knee’s , i say why are you so weak when i have all this… Read more »

Love Is Everything | Raquel Averill

Love is everything Love is all Love is the thing that gets you up in the morning Sustains you through the night Provides sustenance to your soul Fill your life with it Enjoy its wonderful bounty Relish it Without love there is nothing And it starts with you The post Love Is Everything | Raquel… Read more »

Fantastic Four’s New Weapon Is the Perfect Hulk-Killing Gun

While the Hulk and the Fantastic Four have a complicated relationship within Marvel Comics continuity–with Bruce Banner being good friends with Reed Richards and the Hulk being a fairly-regular opponent to the Thing–another wrench has been thrown into the works as Marvel’s First Family just introduced a weapon that could actually kill the Hulk should… Read more »

Quentin Tarantino: “When I read ‘Hard Times,’ I could see what a script could be.”

The filmmaker talks about the impact the script for the 1975 movie had on him. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

“Dictionary of Omissions” [by Boris Dralyuk]

Dictionary of Omissions “The chief shortcoming of the Dictionary is, paradoxically, that it is so good that one wishes it were larger…”             — Modern Language Review The atlas of my sunken continents, the empty bowl I used to keep my fish in, the shoebox of expired pawn tickets, and this, my Dictionary of Omissions…. Read more »

Every Zombie Type In The Walking Dead Explained

The Walking Dead‘s zombies come in more types than you might think – here’s all three kinds encountered… so far. Zombies in The Walking Dead are consistently inconsistent. From the infection’s behavior to how much movement reanimated corpses are capable of, The Walking Dead has constantly bent (and sometimes totally rewritten) its own rules in… Read more »

I Own This Town: The Overconfident Songwriter

I read a post on social media recently about a guy who said that he walked into a certain PRO (BMI, ASCAP, or SESAC) “like he owned the place” because he knew that his songs were better than anything they had. When he demanded a meeting on the spot, they escorted him out of the… Read more »

Great Scene: “The Babadook”

A nighttime visit from The Babadook. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Prod. Tox | Raven Van Blizz

A place filled with toxicity. Influence speaks with fluency. Flaws are under scrutiny. Opinions are mutiny. Gossiping is trendy and always up to date. Colleagues are user-friendly, greedy and full of hate. If only I could stay at home with no worries or headache, I would. But it would be best to stay calm while… Read more »

When Princess Sleeps | Mary Bone

When Princess sleeps there is no sound. Her dreams are deep. Castles in clouds on mountain tops. She gets waited on when her shoes drop to the ground. This is what dreams are made of. The post When Princess Sleeps | Mary Bone appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

10 Game of Thrones Political Masterminds Who Would Have Dominated In House of the Dragon

House of the Dragon is set to conclude very soon, and it’s safe to say that the politics leading up to the infamous “Dance of Dragons” was hellishly complicated. This does leave audiences playfully wondering what would happen if Game of Thrones characters were dropped in that hot mess of drama. Go to Source Author:… Read more »

Page One: “Spotlight” (2015)

Written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Waste Land at 100 | by Robert Eric Shoemaker

Go to Source Author: Poetry Foundation

Need For Speed: 10 Best & Fastest Cars

Electronic Arts excited fans with a new trailer for Need for Speed Unbound, which marks the 25th installment in the long-running popular video game series. As the video game is bound to show a new world of street racing, gamers will have to wait until December 2 to get their hands on it. Go to… Read more »

Platonic Love | PYG’s Whisper

True love never dies Loyal souls never change Don’t distort the beauty of fairy tales Don’t blame it on life Don’t blame it on you Don’t fake your heart ‘Cause I won’t do Thought you were my angel So I gave you my wings Now you’re ready to fly? I whined hey wait But you’re… Read more »

Time’s Burden | Satish Verma

I am not too well, he felt. The flames chased him in charred landscape. Fighting over, he pondered about the crime within, the surge to find a nest hole. A wounded pride where the salmonella hits. You enter a slot for more enticements. Any patch of vague tragedy among the barren desirability, shares the accident… Read more »

Upcoming Movies & TV Shows Starring The Cast Of Black Adam

It feels like it’s taken years, but it’s finally almost here; Black Adam is dropping in theaters on October 21. Dwayne Johnson plays the titular anti-hero alongside big names such as Viola Davis, Pierce Brosnan, and Noah Centineo. It is yet to be seen whether this film will live up to its years-long hype, but… Read more »

“Double Agents: Lynn Chu and Glen Hartley” [by Kelly Jane Torrance]

Hartley recalls the course’s “wonderful teacher,” Donald Levine, AB’50, AM’54, PhD’57. He has even more vivid memories of his feisty fellow Burton-Judson resident. “Lynn was always very good at debating,” he says. “I’m a very argumentative and opinionated person,” Chu agrees. He studied English, while she majored in geography and went on to the Law… Read more »

On Richard Howard’s Birthday

Twice, for the fall semesters of 1991 and 1993, I rented Richard Howard’s flat (5X, as in Xanadu) in the Waverly Mews (“but in your case it should be spelled m-u-s-e”). Richard taught at the University of Houston in the fall and I needed a place in the city and was wilgling to be kidded… Read more »

Mortal Kombat: 10 Memes That Perfectly Sum Up Scorpion & Sub-Zero’s Rivalry

Vampires versus Werewolves, Aliens versus Predator, Scorpion versus Sub-Zero. Indeed, the entertainment industry has given audiences many indelible rivalries over the decades. Mortal Kombat endeared itself to a generation of gamers with signature kombatants and violence, celebrating three decades of memories and fatalities in October. Arguably representing the faces of the MK franchise, Scorpion and… Read more »

Coral Island Early Access: Best Characters Available Right Now

The re-imagined tropical island farming simulator game, Coral Island, is now available in early access on Steam with a whole cast of characters standing ready to welcome players to their new island home. These dynamic NPCs will have players falling in love with them as much as the game itself. Although Coral Island is in… Read more »

Who Is Annatar? Sauron’s Fair Form Explained

Sauron’s Annatar form causes havoc in The Lord of the Rings mythology – here’s how the disguise came to be, what Sauron used it for, and why he stops shape-shifting in later years. One of the most famous fictional villains of all time he may be, but Sauron’s physical appearance has always remained somewhat ambiguous…. Read more »

Just Once | Michael Tasker

just once i wish something would work out that there wouldn’t be some problem that things would go smoothly that i wouldn’t have to jump through extra hoops that luck would go my way instead of against me The post Just Once | Michael Tasker appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best… Read more »

Armed and Dangerous | Maddie Paulus

Two men run down the sidewalk, white chases black and a gun cocks The white man yells stop, bystanders hear a loud pop, and the front man drops Witnesses call cops and stand in silent shock, The cops come but They ignore that the street pools with red; they handcuff the man who lies still,… Read more »

2022 ScreenCraft Feature Competition Winners

ScreenCraft is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2022 ScreenCraft Feature Competition. These exceptional screenplays were selected from almost 1,900 submissions. We’re also pleased to share that we expanded our Grand Prize to recognize 3 winners. A huge congratulations to all of our winners! Grand Prize Winners Selected by Diana Ossana Big Sisters by… Read more »

The Hunger Games: 10 Book Characters Who Are Better Than Their Movie Counterparts

Fans of the Hunger Games franchise are just over a year away from the expected November 2023 release date for the prequel movie, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. The film, based on the book by author Suzanne Collins, will follow President Coriolanus Snow through his teen years, including the start of the Hunger Games…. Read more »

10 Screenwriting Lessons from Alfonso Cuarón

Alfonso Cuarón films have made impacts in several different genres — and this writer-director is never shy about sharing his… The post 10 Screenwriting Lessons from Alfonso Cuarón appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: David Young

90 Day Fiancé Fans Suspect Producers Are Behind Andrei’s Deportation Scare

On 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? Andrei Castravet is concerned about being deported after getting called in for an interview with immigration officials, but 90 Day Fiancé viewers suspect the situation is just more TLC fraud. Andrei’s Green Card renewal is the Moldovan man’s top priority, so he was stunned when his lawyer revealed… Read more »

Video: How Professional Screenwriters Outline

A compilation of outlining approaches featuring screenwriters and filmmakers including Vince Gilligan, Quentin Tarantino, Alex Garland… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

“Poem of a New Driver” by Belinda Rule [Introduced by Thomas Moody]

Last weekend, the Bathurst 1000, Australia’s most famous race, was won by Holden drivers Shane van Ginsbergen and Garth Tander. It was a historic victory as it was the final Bathurst 1000 to feature Holden, the iconic car manufacturer of Australian classics including the Kingswood and Commodore. Holden was the last remaining Australian car company,… Read more »

LATER FLOWERS FOR THE BEES [by Mary Gilliland]

I garden at the end of a one-block cul de sac. This area bordering the woods is classified on the municipal maps as vacant land. Yes, it’s poetry. The gardens are anything but decorous, or planned. Strays are welcome. Wild volunteers turn out whimsical or handsome. Some alight of their own volition, or via bird… Read more »

Cancelled Kingdom Hearts TV Show Pilot Animatic Released For First Time

An animatic for a planned Kingdom Hearts series is released on YouTube by animator Seth Kearsley, who worked on the series before it was canceled by Disney. The oft-forgotten adaptation attempt was held under wraps for years until Kearsley broke his silence on the Kingdom Hearts series, announcing he would release the fully finished pilot… Read more »

10 Roguelike Games That Are Redditors Go-To

With titles like Cult of the Lamb and Vampire Survivors exploding onto the scene this year, the roguelike/roguelite genre only continues to expand in terms of popularity as well as variety. From strategy-based roguelikes like FTL: Faster Than Light to all-action ones like Hades, there’s so much choice for fans of the genre. Go to… Read more »

Songwriters: 5 Ways You Can Inspire Your Co-Writers

I’m a firm believer that inspiration can fall down upon us like a gift from heaven. But I’m also a big believer in the ideas that hard work and preparation can create inspiration. The best songs I’ve ever written were born from some combination of those 3 factors. I can’t control inspiration that comes down… Read more »

5 Keys to the Screenwriting Craft

Think Concepts. Watch Movies. Read Scripts. Write Pages. Live Life. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

“Ode to Poking Around” [by Catherine Woodard]

            “I wish to speak a word for the art of poking around,” begins philosopher and nature writer Kathleen Dean Moore in a fine art book beautifully built around her essay by lone goose press.             I wish to speak a word for the artistry… Read more »

Where I Can Breathe… | Ananya S. Guha

The day is at once at tandem with tepid sun, winter’s discomfiture, or feature. Outside the room music blares, Christmas is near children squabble, then singing. Sighs, life takes historical movement, years lapse and then these visuals. The town hasn’t changed much except for the number of boisterous cars, and pedestrians manipulating ways, hands up… Read more »

Where I Can Breathe… | Ananya S. Guha

The day is at once at tandem with tepid sun, winter’s discomfiture, or feature. Outside the room music blares, Christmas is near children squabble, then singing. Sighs, life takes historical movement, years lapse and then these visuals. The town hasn’t changed much except for the number of boisterous cars, and pedestrians manipulating ways, hands up… Read more »

Making It to the Top | Mary Bone

We’ve made it through a hard, uphill climb, just to make another dime. We do what we have to do, putting up with hullabaloo, just to make it to the top. After we get there, we never stop. The post Making It to the Top | Mary Bone appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to… Read more »

SYS 453 – Australian Film Grants and Making Supernatural Horror With David Willing (transcript)

This is a transcript of SYS 453 – Australian Film Grants and Making Supernatural Horror With David Willing . Coming Soon. Go to Source Author: Ashley Scott Meyers

Original Nightmare On Elm Street Star Wants Halloween-Style Sequel

As the Jamie Lee Curtis-led franchise nears its epic conclusion, original A Nightmare on Elm Street star Heather Langenkamp says she wants a Halloween-style legacy sequel. Langenkamp led the cast of Wes Craven’s iconic 1984 horror film as Nancy Thompson, a high schooler who finds herself tormented by the spirit of child murderer Freddy Krueger… Read more »

Write a Worthy Nemesis

Workshop your story’s antagonist character in my 1-week online course. Begins Monday, October 24th. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Three Amateur Poems [by Lewis Saul, Rachel Saul and Jordan Schifino]

  MEMO FROM THE BIG G Dear Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot crowd: Your tin-foil hats are melting My glaciers And dripping down your Collective Consciousness Raising hell with my hosts You’re mucking around in the mud And I’m thinking about breaking my promise To Noah And bringing about a flood A Hallelujah-type event that only Four people will… Read more »

Marsh Hawk Press Presents: Joanne Dominique Dwyer and David Lehman, Wed. Oct. 26, 2022

Marsh Hawk Press Presents: Joanne Dominique Dwyer and David Lehman Wednesday, October 26, 2022 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Parkside Lounge 317 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002     “Joanne Dominique Dwyer is an exceptionally talented poet, whose mind in motion on every page in Rasa gives pleasure. She writes that “Intimacy means profoundly… Read more »

The Creative River Series: What’s Stopping You?

I remember sitting in a Mexican restaurant a few years ago with the late songwriter Tim Johnson. We were preparing to play a benefit that evening for a local high school. “What’s stopping you?” Tim asked. You see, I’d just told him that I’d always dreamed of playing the stage at the legendary Ryman Auditorium…. Read more »

The Big Bang Theory Finale BTS Image Captures Emotional Cast Moment

A new behind-the-scenes image from The Big Bang Theory finale shows the cast in an emotional huddle. Three years after the CBS sitcom wrapped up, its legacy lives on through its prequel spin-off Young Sheldon. Even without it, however, its popularity endures thanks to its TV reruns, not to mention its availability on streaming services…. Read more »

The Creative River Series: What’s Stopping You?

I remember sitting in a Mexican restaurant a few years ago with the late songwriter Tim Johnson. We were preparing to play a benefit that evening for a local high school. “What’s stopping you?” Tim asked. You see, I’d just told him that I’d always dreamed of playing the stage at the legendary Ryman Auditorium…. Read more »

Staying Ahead Of The Curve With Your Writing

How do you stay ahead of the songwriting curve and determine what trends are going to be popular in the coming months or year to come? Hit Songwriters Clay Mills and Marty Dodson share tips and tricks to look for when listening to popular music as well as how you can apply these new tips… Read more »

The 10 Best Lovecraftian Horror Video Games, Ranked

PlayStation Studios head Hermen Hulst recently told Reuters that, while game development remains its focus, its recent investment in FromSoftware means exploring other media is “not unthinkable.” While Sony hasn’t had the most reputable films in the past, a strong TV series could be just what it needs, and Bloodborne would be an ideal game… Read more »

Reader Question: What’s the best way to approach pitching?

There’s not one way to pitch, but this way works. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

WWII Fiction Review: The Ways We Hide

Title: The Ways We Hide Author: Kristina McMorrisSource: from publisher for review Links: Bookshop (affiliate link) |Goodreads Rating: Summary: Annoying choices by the protagonist and melodramatic outcomes meant I didn’t enjoy this much, despite a great premise. I don’t pick up WWII fiction all of that often because I find the sheer amount of it… Read more »

Your Lips | Mónika Tóth

your soul is lyrical line your heart is magnanimous your eyes are fire your look is great your lips are wonderful path your smile is beautiful shining The post Your Lips | Mónika Tóth appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

Politician’s Speech– an Indian Story | Ananya S. Guha

I will give you freedom and of course bread with freedom some money with money some honey laced with wine with the best sets to dine your homes will be changed you will have parlors and beauties, and change, transformation will be key words of your ditties the ballot box is very near innocent creature,… Read more »

SYS’s Six-Figure Screenplay Contest 2022: Winner/Finalists Announcement

We’re happy to announce the winners and finalists from this year’s contest. A big thank you to all the screenwriters who entered. We are planning on running the contest again next year, so if you’re working on a low budget screenplay, hopefully you’ll consider entering it. But today we are announcing the winners and finalists… Read more »

10 Tips on Storytelling From Oscar-Winner Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro is an Oscar-winning filmmaker who digs deep into the human psyche to tell cinematic stories with unlikely heroes that exist on the fringes of society. They all battle monsters ­– both real and imagined – and express a shared humanity. Having grown up in Mexico in a deeply Catholic family, horror stories… Read more »

The Gothic Charm of Tim Burton Characters

Be it in an imaginary world or the world we call our own, Tim Burton movies are known for taking… The post The Gothic Charm of Tim Burton Characters appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: David Young

Smile: 10 Scariest Faces In Horror Movies, According To Reddit

A new face of horror has burst onto the scene with the recent release of Smile from Paramount Pictures. An everyday expression of joy and excitement has become a chilling image that has moviegoers scared out of their minds, joining the ever-growing pantheon of iconic horror movie imagery that will keep on scaring for decades… Read more »

What are you afraid of?

The single greatest inhibitor to creativity is fear. Do you recognize any of these voices? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

INTERVIEW: Adiba Nelson, Author of Ain’t That a Mother

Interview by Dr Tamara MC We are excited to feature this conversation between Dr. Tamara MC and Adiba Nelson. Adiba Nelson is the author of Ain’t that a Mother (Blackstone, May 2022) a hilarious and heartbreaking memoir about motherhood, palsy, and all the deets in-between. Adiba’s voice is unabashed, unflinchingly honest, and disrupts any stereotypes… Read more »

REVIEW: Castaway Mountain: Love and Loss Among the Wastepickers of Mumbai by Saumya Roy

Reviewed by Christy Moore In Castaway Mountain: Love and Loss Among the Wastepickers of Mumbai (Astra House 2021), Indian journalist Saumya Roy draws back the curtain to reveal a desolate landscape – the landfill on the outskirts of Mumbai where the refuse of urban life has grown into mountains. Deonar is more than a setting… Read more »

REVIEW: Castaway Mountain: Love and Loss Among the Wastepickers of Mumbai by Saumya Roy

Reviewed by Christy Moore In Castaway Mountain: Love and Loss Among the Wastepickers of Mumbai (Astra House 2021), Indian journalist Saumya Roy draws back the curtain to reveal a desolate landscape – the landfill on the outskirts of Mumbai where the refuse of urban life has grown into mountains. Deonar is more than a setting… Read more »

REVIEW: Promenade of Desire: A Barcelona Memoir by Isidra Mencos

Reviewed by Diane Gottlieb Desire. The word itself evokes our wants. Longings. But while our wants live in the brain and longings in the heart, desire is of the whole body. It moves us. Compels us to act. Action, guided by desire, can be dangerous. Throughout history, the very thought of women’s desires has sent… Read more »

Not Rocket Science

I’m not the type to make a scene now maybebut little things might make me go just crazy.I keep myself to myself.It’s good for my healthbut may well like just kill me. The funny thing is that I joke about itbut something tells me that my smile’s just carpet.I have no need to impressjust need… Read more »

Good Day

If you were me, what would you be? Would you be recounting?Lying on the carpet with my box of scrap-metal matchbox cars,counting blocks and abacus beads for countingthat never did me much good later on in bars. Today, I thought to myself as I was happily driving alonghow great life is and how thinking otherwise… Read more »

The 10,000 Hour Theory And Songwriting

The 10,000 hour theory… I was reading a magazine on an airplane the other day and ran across an article about Dan McLaughlin, an Oregon man who quit his job and decided to try to become a golf pro by testing out the 10,000 hour theory made popular by Malcolm Gladwell in his book “Outliers”… Read more »

10 Video Game Protagonists Who Successfully Got Their Revenge, According To Reddit

Revenge is a popular theme in video games, as seen in The Last of Us Part 2 where Ellie seeks those who murdered Joel and Sifu, where a martial arts student tries to avenge their father’s death. In video games, it’s easy to root for the main characters who are driven by revenge as players… Read more »

Video: 5 Screenwriting Questions with Adam McKay

The writer-director of The Big Short, Vice, and Don’t Look Up talks about how he beats procrastination, balancing comedy and drama, and… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Censorship | Baris Semerci

surfing internet reluctant self censorship rewritten poems sarcastic sense of humour hidden in innocent words More at https://twitter.com/hwl76/status/1170299695702454272. The post Censorship | Baris Semerci appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

From Poet to Critic and Back Again | by Timothy Yu

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10 Things That Make No Sense About The Halloweentown Franchise

In 1998, Disney Channel aired Halloweentown, which would eventually become a cult classic and ongoing franchise. Three follow-up films came afterward, and for years since, audiences have been captivated by witches, warlocks, trolls, and the knowledge that “Being normal is vastly overrated.” The first movie introduced the core characters and Halloweentown’s magical world while also… Read more »

Elisa Gabbert: Pick of the Week [ed. Terence Winch]

                                  photo by Adalena Kavanagh _________________________________________________ Bright & Distant Objects   I read a headline that said, “Human hair behind pigeons’ lost toes, study finds.” I thought it meant that pigeons were growing human hair. . . behind their… Read more »

Marvel’s New All-Black X-Men Team To Be Led by Bishop

Marvel Comics is currently prepping to create a brand-new run on X-Men, starring Lucas Bishop as the front-runner for an all-new (and first ever), all-Black version of the popular superhero team! Go to Source Author: Joe Anthony Myrick

Songwriters: Don’t Blow Your Set-up Line!

The set-up line is the line just before the title or hook of your song. It is probably the most under-valued yet crucial lyrical line of most songs. Yet, I am constantly reminded in my mentoring sessions of how few writers are aware of this element of a song. Here’s an example of a verse from “The Song… Read more »

Video: “Magic Flight”

Another in the excellent screenwriting series Raising the Stakes. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Stop the Rain | Envein

The girl i loved left me just the other day. My visions and dreams have all been taken away. Leaving me with grief and sorrow to bear. Life ain’t easy and love isn’t fair. My tears are falling like the rain Clouding my visions of tomorrow Darkened skies add to the pain No I’ll never… Read more »

No Relief in Sight | Envein

My life is like a tunnel and I’m searching for an end. Walking in the darkness alone without a friend. Looking for an answer, searching for some light. I cant escape the misery. There’s no relief in sight. The post No Relief in Sight | Envein appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author:… Read more »

Why Did Teddi Wright Leave Bachelor In Paradise? Here’s Some Theories

Bachelor In Paradise fans were caught off guard when Teddi Wright made the quick decision to self-eliminate after the first rose ceremony, and they have come up with several theories as to the real reason she decided to leave. Teddi joined the cast of Bachelor In Paradise season 8 after her previous heartbreak from Clayton… Read more »

The Cartel Acadamy [by Armin Rosen]

One key difference between now and the 1920s, when the last largescale movement to exclude Jews from American campus life happened, is that Jews now lead and hold prestigious tenured chairs at major American universities, which host entire academic departments devoted to Jewish life and learning. That thousands of Jewish faculty and administrators, as individuals… Read more »

In the new “Southern Review”: Poems by Terence Winch

Fallen World  You never cry anymore. The trees don’t make you weep. The baseball season has almost gone missing, but you aren’t really concerned. You can’t go anywhere. There is a world of free love, grocery stores, off-track betting shops, and farmers markets. But that world has slipped into another dimension, like when you hang… Read more »

How Valuable Is “Exposure” for Songwriters?

If I had a dollar for every time someone offered to let me entertain them for free in exchange for some songwriter exposure, I could buy a new car. I’ve had offers from TV shows, wanting me to grant them a license for my song for free so that I could “pad my resume’” and… Read more »

SYS 452 – The Multi-Camera Technique With Michael Baumgarten (transcript)

This is a transcript of SYS 452 – The Multi-Camera Technique With Michael Baumgarten. Coming Soon. Go to Source Author: Ashley Scott Meyers

10 Best Indie Games On PS5 (So Far), Ranked

The likes of God of War: Ragnarök will undoubtedly enjoy the majority of the mainstream spotlight when it comes to gaming on PlayStation 5, but the new-gen console is also home to plenty of indie titles. Even without the massive financial backing of triple-A gaming endeavors, many of these smaller-scale games have a team of… Read more »

Interview (Video): David Koepp

Frof m Season 12 of the PBS series “On Story.” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Slums; All Years | Jim Bellamy

slums, all years; and the stars which rise console you if they would. words are said which sully with fears their fled disguise. and the night must blood the lunacies it lives. to these faceless passions, i make word thief:- even so distant, i can taste the grief, bitter and sharp with stalks, he made… Read more »

Nightmares | Craig Warburton

I go to bed and want to sleep And wake up when alarm goes beep Some nights they do just stay away On others they come out to play Bolt upright and grab my head Screaming loudly in my bed I’ve been attacked I’m pretty sure I nearly break the bedroom door To a mirror… Read more »

101 Family-Friendly Story Prompts

Do you want to write in the family genre but need help conjuring compelling family-friendly stories and concepts? Sometimes reading simple story prompts is the easiest way to get those creative juices flowing. We’ve put together 101 original story prompts that can help inspire your next family-friendly screenplay. Check them out below and then continue… Read more »

10 Great Movies To Get You In The Mood For Fall

Fans can finally rejoice at the release of the highly anticipated sequel Hocus Pocus 2. The movie will see the return of the beloved yet villainous Sanderson Sisters as they come back to wreak havoc on another Halloween night. Go to Source Author: Natalie Strafford

Ron Charles in the Washington Post on BAP 2022

Want to read more contemporary poetry but don’t know where to begin? For expert curation and variety, you can’t do better than “The Best American Poetry 2022,” edited this year by Matthew Zapruder. These 75 poems are arranged alphabetically from Aria Aber to Jenny Zhang, including Terrance Hayes, Sharon Olds, Louise Glück, Diane Seuss, Ada… Read more »

Songwriters: You Must Bring Something New To The Party

I’ve played this song for several publishers and they all said it sounds like the radio, but not one took my song…‰ Recently, while doing a mentoring session, a talented SongTownian prefaced her song she was about to play with these words, “I’ve played this song for several publishers and they all said it sounds… Read more »

James Cameron Nailed Avatar 2’s Biggest Problem (& Why It’ll Succeed)

James Cameron’s absolutely correct about the biggest challenge facing Avatar: The Way Of Water, but the movie will successfully overcome it. In an interview with The New York Times, Cameron recognized the 12-year gap between Avatar and Avatar 2 as the sequel’s biggest obstacle. Avatar was groundbreaking when it was released in 2009, demonstrating the… Read more »

Spec Script Deal: “Fight Fast”

Legendary Pictures acquires drama action spec script “Fight Fast” written by Chris Sparling. Via Deadline: Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Futuristic Friday: Find Your New Reads {Oct-Dec 2022}

  I’ve decided that Fall is my favorite season! In addition to beautiful cool weather, I’m excited for Dewey’s read-a-thon, Nonfiction November, and all of the great books that are going to be published in the next few months. I’m especially looking forward to seeing what Tamara at Traveling with T has to share –… Read more »

Angry Father | Craig Warburton

An open palm descends on back Dealt with force a hefty smack Then another just as bad I’m scared, upset, a broken lad Stinging skin that’s turned bright red What goes on inside his head? For him to hit me quite so hard Then tell me not to be so mard The anger in his… Read more »

Little Turtle | Mary Bone

Little turtle peeked out from underneath his shell. He decided to venture forth on a stormy day. He had a little flashlight to light his way. The post Little Turtle | Mary Bone appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

10 Funniest Halloween Costumes From TV Sitcom Characters

Mike Flanagan’s new horror TV show, The Midnight Club, starts streaming on Netflix on October 7, and fans can’t be more excited to see a whole new story from this producer. Flanagan’s TV shows have become a Halloween staple, with amazing series like The Haunting of Hill House and Midnight Mass, and this will become… Read more »

Tarantino, Sorkin, and Dialogue as Purpose

Analysis of long dialogue-centric scenes in The Social Network and Pulp Fiction reveals that underneath the entertaining conversations… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Steady My Laden Head [by Mary Gilliland]

The hours don’t count, I don’t count the hours. This is not a task but an activity. Unassigned. A practically involuntary part of the day, sowing itself in my unconscious during times I might not be physically involved. I’m winging it, without formal education. It looks like I have chosen to engage, but really the… Read more »

Yom Kippur, Grand Concourse, Bronx, 1948 [by Stacey Harwood-Lehman]

Renee and Huy Harwood, my parents, eager to end the Yom Kippur fast. — sdl         Related Stories BAP 2009: The Gala Launch [by Liz Howort]   Go to Source Author: The Best American Poetry

100 Films Martin Scorsese Absolutely Loves

One of the names that have been iconic in the film world for so long is that of Martin Scorsese… The post 100 Films Martin Scorsese Absolutely Loves appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: David Young

Dragon Age Inquisition: 10 Tips For Beginners

The Dragon Age franchise is busy developing its highly-anticipated fourth entry, subtitled Dreadwolf. Although there’s no release date for the project yet, the BioWare team keeps providing updates about the game’s development, keeping fans hopeful that Dreadwolf might arrive sometime next year. Go to Source Author: David Caballero

Scurrying Home | Ananya S. Guha

You have never known serpentine streets which backlash winter’s withering cold, and the hills grow, tall masts overhead summoning that change will outgrow change and metamorphosis will be people in jackets in armoury, look strange behave with poignancy their smile takes a blast with the wind, they scurry home beggars on streets can only hope… Read more »

Silent Symphony | Kandice Johnson

Do you honestly believe I am your muse? To write and compose The melodies of my agony I’m not your sheet of music My suffering is not Your notes for you to choose And to be honest Only a man Of dishonor And bad taste Would conduct a symphony Playing my tears of pain Boasting… Read more »

10 Characteristics Of Highly Creative People

A different breed… Over the last 20 years of writing and working with artists, producers, and co-writers; I’ve noticed certain traits in myself and others in the creative community. We are wired differently than the other 95% of the population. We are the creative types. Is this you? 1. When inspiration strikes, they forget everything… Read more »

So-Called Screenwriting Rule: Do not use ‘we see / we hear’

The narrative form we call a screenplay is an organic entity, changing radically over the years. As we have discussed, during the era of… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

In Praise of Bruno (1983)

Two redheads having a much-needed snooze in Ludlowville (July 1983).         Related Stories BAP 2009: The Gala Launch [by Liz Howort]   Go to Source Author: The Best American Poetry

Friday the 13th’s Reboot Should Copy A Forgotten 80s Horror

The Friday the 13th franchise could do with a sharper satirical reboot, and luckily the best plot for this potential revival to follow has already been outlined by an obscure 80s horror sequel. The Friday the 13th movies have been trapped in a battle over who owns the rights to the character of Jason Voorhees,… Read more »

Don’t stand in water where you should be fishing

I use fishing as a metaphor for one’s approach to screenwriting. Seriously. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The New York School Diaspora (Part Thirty-Six): Clarence Major [by Angela Ball]

Photograph of a Gathering of People Waving                                                                    –based on an old photograph bought in a shop at Half Moon Bay, summer, 1999… Read more »

Tweet Dreams | Ivan Jenson

A revelation will dawn on civilization like the second coming or the twelfth hour arrival of the prophecy promised by various dusty non-digital books and this sermon will amount to a hill of hallelujahs and certain sects will say “I told you so” and others will say “how could I know?” and the stoners and… Read more »

Hiam Abbass & Goran Visnjic Interview: Hellraiser

Hulu revives another storied franchise on October 7, when the Hellraiser remake hits the streaming platform. After the accolades Prey received for reinventing the Predator wheel, audiences are looking forward to seeing what new life the upcoming horror film breathes into Clive Barker’s iconic novella, The Hellbound Heart. After writing and directing the first film… Read more »

2023 Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference

I will be back again moderating panels and giving a special presentation. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

REBEL, Jean-Féry (1666-1747) [by Lewis Saul]

Les Élémens 1. Le Chaos listen: Stuttgarter Kammerorchester Thomas Zehetmair, cond. Baroque music is pleasing to the ear. Bach was the master of delicious polyphony and beautiful part-writing. Handel, Telemann and Vivaldi are crisp and to the point. Rameau and Scarlatti wrote some of the greatest, technically difficult, and exciting keyboard works of all time…. Read more »

Don’t Live With Songwriting Regret

I spent the first 2/3 of my life to date living in fear. Fear of failure. Fear of risk. Fear of conflict. Fear of performing or speaking in public. Fear of God striking me down if I misbehaved. The list goes on an on. And, around that 2/3 mark, I noticed that those fears began… Read more »

Lyrics or Melody – Which Is Most Important?

What is the most important element in songwriting… lyrics or melody?! Hit Songwriters Marty Dodson and Clay Mills hash it out and debate this controversial topic! SongTown on Songwriting Podcast Powered by Sweetwater.com – The best place for musical gear on the planet! Join our upcoming Creative Xperience Workshop LIVE in Nashville, TN! Learn pro songwriting tips… Read more »

House Of The Dragon: 10 Things Fans Always Misunderstand About Rhaenyra Targaryen

The star of House of the Dragon, Rhaenyra Targaryen is quickly becoming a household name. As the first acknowledged female heir to the Iron Throne of Westeros, she has drawn considerable controversy within the Six Kingdoms, but fans have also been debating certain aspects of the character. Go to Source Author: Lukas Shayo

Video: 20 Screenwriting Tips from Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Advice from the creator of Fleabag and Killing Eve. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Labyrinth | Eliza Segiet

In the vortex of dance, wandering in the labyrinth of time she saw the ephemerality of existence. Today turns into yesterday as in the Heraklite river – fluid, smooth. Although trees live longer than humans, slouching between them one can see the scattered dandelions. And behind a tall wall of boxwood there is everything one… Read more »

I’ve Tried to Tell You | Matthias Rupertsson

I’ve tried to tell you But you won’t listen, That’s the way you are, You say what you want to say And nobody else’s opinion matters. I see your face shut down, How hard you become when You close your heart and Block out all the sunlight, Hanging on to the illusion of control. I’m… Read more »

9 Things Redditors Want To See In Amazon’s Blade Runner Series

Blade Runner is one of the most iconic cult classics ever made, Blade Runner 2049 is one of the most accomplished legacy sequels ever, and now the franchise will return with the Amazon Prime Video series Blade Runner 2099. Fans understandably have their reservations, as certain stigmas come with a TV series continuation of a… Read more »

The Protagonist’s Journey Word Cloud Logline Challenge

Write a logline based on the descriptions of movies and television series featured in The Protagonist’s Journey … and win a free… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Nonfiction November is Coming!

Fall is here, which means it’s almost time for Nonfiction November! Throughout the month of November, fellow bloggers Jaymi (The OC Book Girl), Rennie (What’s Nonfiction), Christopher (Plucked from the Stacks), Rebekah (She Seeks Nonfiction) and I invite you to celebrate Nonfiction November with us. Here’s how it will work: Each Monday, our weekly host… Read more »

Demolition | Mary Bone

Underneath bark and wooden planks, termites gnaw and chew destroying homes, making burrows. Tunnels appear as they make their own homes. The post Demolition | Mary Bone appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

Celebrating POETRY at 110! | by The Editors

Go to Source Author: Poetry Foundation

Songwriting Takes a Lot of Balls!

Today, being a successful songwriter is not just about sitting down with your instrument and pouring out your heart and soul. Now it resembles more a juggler in a circus act. It takes songwriting balls! Once a song is completed, you can pat yourself on the back. But then you must throw the next balls… Read more »

How To Complete The ‘I Fought The Law’ Quest in Cyberpunk 2077

“I Fought the Law” is a Side Job quest in Cyberpunk 2077 that involves V helping Elizabeth Peralez investigate the mysterious death of Lucius Rhyne, Night City’s late mayor. This quest becomes available after V’s Streed Cred reaches Level 9 and the Main Job, “Life During Wartime,” has been completed. Once these two prerequisites have… Read more »

The Failed Azaleas | by Alina Stefanescu

Go to Source Author: Poetry Foundation

How to Rewrite a Script: A Hands-On Master Checklist

How to rewrite a script: a hands-on master checklist.  You’ve probably heard advice on how to rewrite a screenplay that goes something like this: • “Leave room for discovery as you go along” • “Make a list of what needs fixing, and fix it” • “Don’t pull any punches with your rewrite. Kill your darlings!”… Read more »

House Of The Dragon: The 10 Most Popular Valyrian Words & Phrases

Valyrian was the language of Old Valyria. Although the Freehold is long gone by the start of both House of the Dragon and Game of Thrones, it’s still prominent, particularly among the Targaryen’s. Daemon and Rhaenyra speak in High Valyrian between them, and Daenerys uses it during her time in Essos. Go to Source Author:… Read more »

Jack Skelley: Pick of the Week [ed. Terence Winch]

                                  Jack Skelley, photo by Gary Leonard ______________________________________________________ Green Goddess   Who made the salad Whose tangy vinegar made me wince Who played pouty Venus to my impudent Caesar Who taught me to renounce meat Who flowed forth lubricants… Read more »

Someone Is Singing Along

I have had a number of amazing experiences because of songwriting. I’ve been able to travel the world and see places like Barcelona, Malmo, Nassau, Vancouver, and Toronto simply because I wrote songs that became hits. I’ve met and worked with people from all over the globe. Those experiences have shaped who I am and… Read more »

The Timeless Child Could’ve Been Great – With The Master, Not The Doctor

The Doctor was revealed to be the mysterious Timeless Child in Doctor Who season 12, but the Master would have been a better candidate for this role. The Timeless Child was first mentioned in season 11, episode 2, “The Ghost Monument,” while the Doctor was subjected to the Remnants’ psychic probe, with them stating that… Read more »

Great Scene: “The Godfather”

The dramatic denouement from the classic 1972 movie The Godfather, screenplay by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola, novel by Mario Puzo. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

I Disappear… | Jim Bellamy

i disappear into the nape of my head wide birds hiss after ashen gates- kids peer under worm-wearied ghost gibs o as we suck a burned nut then lost light drops us under golden graves- & night scatters female power? berried saints stopped here. More at https://jimbellamy.simplesite.com. The post I Disappear… | Jim Bellamy appeared… Read more »

If You Knew | Mikayla Wyndham

If you knew where I’ve been I bet you would turn away, Avert your eyes, move Imperceptibly farther away, So unpleasant is my story. I’d like to share it with you But I know you can’t handle it, Just like most things. I guess I’ll just continue pretending That we’re a couple and Dream of… Read more »

The Curse of Shiny Object Syndrome

“It’s not quite ADD/ADHD. It’s more that a new idea captures your imagination and attention in such a way that you get distracted from the… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

5 Steps For Eliminating Roadblocks To Your Songwriting Success

Songwriters, does this sound familiar? You start out with good intentions to write a new song today and then the phone rings, or you remember an errand you forgot to do, and there’s that email you need to reply to. Before you know it you have spent the whole day doing anything and everything else… Read more »

Script To Screen: “Fight Club”

The ending to the 1999 movie Fight Club, screenplay by Jim Uhls, novel by Chuck Palahniuk. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Quote of the Day: Vladimir Samoylovich Horowitz (1903-1989)

Born on this day, 1903, in Kyiv, Ukraine. “Always there should be a little mistake here and there – I am for it. The people who don’t do mistakes are cold like ice. It takes risk to make a mistake. If you don’t take risk, you are boring.”   — sdl         Related Stories BAP… Read more »

Genshin Impact 3.1: Should You Pull For Cyno or Venti

Genshin Impact‘s Version 3.1 update introduces two new 5-star characters, Cyno a scholar from the Sumeru Akademiya, and Nilou, a performer of the Zubayr Theater. Hoyoverse officially confirmed that Cyno will be released during the first half of the 3.1 updates along with the Anemo Archon Venti. The Banners will also feature other characters like… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 30

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Over and Over | Vera Ashton

She sits at her desk, refreshing the page. Over and over again. Trying to gather information. From the empty pages. The black and empty void, The terror in her heart, The anxiety in her stomach, The fog in her brain. She knows she is torturing herself. But she sits at her desk, looking at the… Read more »

Oceana (Redux) | Kenneth Vincent Walker

Dare I enter the ocean Of your tranquil eyes Submerging its depths Like a delirious diver? Upon holding my breath An intense passion arises As I bask in sheer beauty Soaked in all its surprises. I’m entranced by your kiss Loitering about in my mind. My heart fiercely beating a Pitter-patter out of time In… Read more »

I Dare You: A Songwriter’s Challenge

One of the first things I did when I decided to seriously pursue writing as a career was to attend an NSAI Song Camp. I submitted my application and nervously awaited a response to let me know if I was accepted or not. Finally, the day came. There in the stack of mail was a… Read more »

How “Everything Everywhere All At Once” Gets the ‘Multiverse Movie’ Right

By now, it doesn’t matter what your profession is — physicist, photographer, professional ping pong player — everyone knows about the multiverse. A long, long time ago, this concept was really only talked about by the greatest minds in the fields of science and philosophy. Nowadays the idea of the multiverse permeates pop culture, namely… Read more »

House Of The Dragon: 10 Biggest Misconceptions About The Valyrian Freehold

Although long gone by the time House of the Dragon and Game of Thrones‘ stories begin, the Valyrian Freehold’s shadow looms large over Essos and Westeros. The mighty empire was the most advanced and powerful civilization ever in the world of ice and fire, ruled by Dragonlords and overflowing with magic. Go to Source Author:… Read more »

A Brighter Burn | Jenny Middleton

That night the light was slow A faint glimmer before a brighter burn. The singed green shade twisting in the faint breeze mouthed through half open windows. I’d got up, too hot to sleep, too tired really, for those ends of things that tangle a mind’s late thoughts when a moth traced the vagueness at… Read more »

We Meet | Mónika Tóth

dedicated to my nice Romanian friend Vasile The ink The ink flows I write for you and I confess The truth is We meet Two beautiful heart Two beautiful soul Together we compose The best of poems The post We Meet | Mónika Tóth appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry… Read more »

Sync Briefs: Your Key To Music Placements In Ads, TV & Film

Randall Foster is Vice President of Business Development and GM of the Nashville office of a digital distribution company called Symphonic Distribution. Prior to his current role, Randall was the leader of the Creative Sync & Licensing for ole music publishing where he oversaw a vast catalog of music copyrights and intellectual property and managed… Read more »

She-Hulk: Mr. Immortal & 9 Other Marvel Characters Who Can’t Die, Ranked By Power

The MCU’s She-Hulk: Attorney At Law has the best variety of supporting characters and the sixth episode introduced one of the most interesting ones yet. In his live-action debut, Mr. Immortal sought legal representation after being sued by several women for faking his death in order to get out of marriages. Go to Source Author:… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 29

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

BAP 2009: The Gala Launch [by Liz Howort]

The Best American Poetry 2009 gala launch reading on Thursday, September 24 [2009] featured  prize-winning poets (such as John Ashbery, Billy Collins, Mark Doty, and Richard Howard), but it will also be remembered for the record-breaking number of readers, twenty-one poets in all, some traveling from as far as California, Seattle, Cincinnati, and Kalamazoo. The… Read more »

MCU: 10 Memes That Perfectly Sum Up Peter Parker And Ned Leed’s Friendship

The Spider-Man franchise has introduced audiences to some of Peter Parker’s greatest allies, and one of his biggest supporters is Ned Leeds. Peter and Ned become best buddies throughout their time at high school, with the pair sharing many common interests. With the recent release of Spider-Man: No Way Home: More Fun Stuff, fans have… Read more »

The Business of Screenwriting: They don’t think like you

Hollywood studio executives can have a different way of seeing the world. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Wednesdays with Denise [by Denise Duhamel]

For this ‘Wednesdays with Denise,” I point you in the direction of Gulf Stream, Florida International University’s national literary magazine for which I am a faculty advisor.  Here’s a throwback to Ashley M. Jones (an alum of FIU’s MFA program and now Alabama’s Poet Laureate) interviewing David Lehman about the prose poem: https://gulfstreamlitmag.com/archives/online-archives/online-8/features-8/gulf-stream-interviews-david-lehman/ Our latest issue… Read more »

HomeHumanMachineFailureSpiral | by Anthony Cody

Go to Source Author: Poetry Foundation

Finding Your Place In The Music Business

When I first started to pursue a career in music, I set out on a path to try to become the best at everything. I saw people making their own demos, so I went out and bought a ton of gear. I saw people coming up with really cool guitar licks, so I started working… Read more »

10 Movies That Famously Use the 4th Wall Break

A good 4th wall break can not only add a lot of fun to a story but it can also… The post 10 Movies That Famously Use the 4th Wall Break appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Kole Lyndon Lee

Razer Creates Another Steam Deck Competitor With Verizon

Verizon and Razer have teamed up to create a brand-new handheld Steam Deck console competitor called the Razer Edge 5G. Valve’s innovative portable system, which launched back in February, combines the power of a PC with the portability of a handheld console like the Nintendo Switch. Other consoles released over the past few months offer… Read more »

Nested | Christine Emmert

Without wings I sit, high in the palm of the tree, looking down on earth beneath where others walk. I would fly away as snow drops but the white chastity of winter spreads around the landscape until it is lost. And what have I found here? A perch above that which is taken. The post… Read more »

Paris I’ve Never Visited | Ananya S. Guha

Paris I’ve never visited only the uncanny wind whispered how a city was embattled with ashes coming out of a theatre. Where music thundered to heart beats where men sieged a house set it on fire immolated a lost civilization, and meanings of life, beauty, love were left smouldering, in ashes of ruin. Where politics… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 28

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Science Romance Review: Love on the Brain

Title: Love on the Brain Author: Ali HazelwoodSource: Library Links: Bookshop (affiliate link) |Goodreads Rating: Summary: This romance checked all the boxes and featured some delightful, quirky scientists I loved getting to know. As I started to write this review, I realized that I have a lot of similar things to say about the romances… Read more »

György Ligeti (1923-2006)

How many of you listen to “modern music” (i.e. Boulez, Stockhausen, Cage, Kurtág, Xenakis, etc.) for sheer pleasure? I’ve been into this stuff since very early childhood so it’s just as pleasurable for me to listen to a Mahler symphony as a Stockhausen opera. But I completely understand the fact that our 21st century ears… Read more »

Heard | Hino Black

Through my bed room window.. I’m aimlessly looking at the sky… Thinking of my life so far.. I’ve only knew things.. I didn’t want to know.. I lost my voice and only their words.. I’m now speaking.. There’s a voice in my heart… Telling me ..Don’t follow the orders of society… And be free like… Read more »

Will You Be Ready When Your Songwriter Door Opens?

“He got lucky. That will never happen again.” After celebrating my first number one song, “Beautiful Mess,” a friend of mine told me that a big successful songwriter spoke these words about me. I can’t blame him, he had been writing big songs for years and he’d seen a lot of young writers come and… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 27

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

My True Love | Aurora Teel

I’ve never felt this way before, You’ve brought out of me A hopeful, joyful being, Someone so different from Who I was before, A new person Unafraid of life and bounding Forward with courage and hope, Floating on air. I feel safe in your arms, You’e the one for me, My one and only, My… Read more »

5 Things I’d Tell My Young Songwriting Self

Does songwriting sometimes cause you anxiety and stress? Hit Songwriter Marty Dodson has been in your shoes! Marty shares 5 things he wishes he could have told his younger self to help elevate these struggles. Learn from Marty’s mistakes and be encouraged to take the next steps towards your songwriting goals! SongTown on Songwriting Podcast… Read more »

How They Write A Script: Richard Matheson

Richard Matheson has written novels and short stories, as well as screenplays for both film and television. Notably he is among the few… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Learning | Ananya S. Guha

Picking up tears from cobbled streets and hutments, the road winds to a “slum” crows pecking at garbage is there blood anywhere? children gather leftovers food, bottles, beer cans children of the street school is no happening and we teachers, we learn. The post Learning | Ananya S. Guha appeared first on Best Poetry. Go… Read more »

Humanity | Ananya S. Guha

In hutments we see in equal measure humanity betrothed to pangs of hunger. The wind blows the roof whistling an augury hard to comprehend. Little children in shades of blue, weep forgetting the toys they left in heaps of garbage. The post Humanity | Ananya S. Guha appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source… Read more »

Songwriters: Learning To See The Big Songwriting Picture

Often, I see songwriters who are caught up in the trees that they can’t see the forest. They spend their time looking at the minutiae (I’ve always wanted to say that word) that they lose sight of the big picture. For instance, in my SongTown Lyric MasterClass, I spend six weeks teaching students a framework… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 26

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Activist Memoir in Review: They Called Me a Lioness

Title: They Called Me a Lioness: A Palestinian Girl’s Fight for Freedom Author: Ahed Tamimi, Dena TakruriSource: from publisher for review Links: Bookshop (affiliate link) |Goodreads Rating: Summary: This was a good book to begin learning about Palestine with its simply written blend of memoir and history. This is the second memoir I’ve read recently that… Read more »

A Crow Among Crows | by Yaccaira Salvatierra

Go to Source Author: Poetry Foundation

Sorry Bucky, But Captain America 4 Will Be Better Without You

Leaving Bucky Barnes out of Captain America: New World Order could be the best choice for the upcoming film. Revealed to be in production after the positive reception to Sam Wilson’s Captain America in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the fourth Captain America film will be the big-screen debut for Anthony Mackie as the… Read more »

Reader Question: How do I handle characters speaking in a foreign language?

Indicate the foreign language, but use English instead. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Laura Orem: Pick of the Week [ed. Terence Winch]

                                              __________________________________________________________________________________________ Bald   Remember, remember that boy who could not love you because you were not pretty, whose terrible honesty you’ve carried for thirty years, the truth you mined from him like… Read more »

Extending the Image | by Shayla Lawz

Go to Source Author: Poetry Foundation

Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher Tease Netflix Comedy Movie In New Video

With just months remaining until its release, Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher have released a video teasing their Netflix comedy movie Your Place or Mine and confirming its release date. Directed by Aline Brosh McKenna, the movie follows long-distance best friends Debbie (Witherspoon) and Ken (Kutcher). When Debbie leaves town in pursuit of a lifelong… Read more »

Do you write “high concept” stories or not?

And just generally, what are your thoughts about “high concept” movies? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

A Vision of Just a Dream | Vincent Von Ellesmere

I had a vision of the future as I looked into my black mirror, I saw a world consumed with a metaphorical darkness of negativity, I saw an unlikely army emerge, An army, legions upon legions of spell-casters & poets from around the globe emerge from their slumber, In Mother Earth’s darkest decade of pain… Read more »

Dying for Love | Envein

Listen to the sounds of mother nature’s cry. Should we not mourn as we watch our mother die? Raped by father time. Her innocence has been torn. Conceived by all mankind corruption has been born. Negligence and pollution, famine and acid rain. Listen to the thunder, she’s crying from the pain. Will no one save… Read more »

The Best Hayao Miyazaki Movies According to Rotten Tomatoes

If you haven’t seen any Hayao Miyazaki movies before, then prepare to get the most wonderful movie marathon list of… The post The Best Hayao Miyazaki Movies According to Rotten Tomatoes appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: V Renée

Star Trek Introduced Travelers Way, Way Before Picard

Last season of Star Trek: Picard finally introduced the mysterious Travelers, but one Star Trek comic from the early 1970s foreshadowed the group. The Travelers, who count Wesley Crusher among their numbers, come from all races and are gifted with the ability to travel through time and space. Before Picard’s season finale, the Travelers had… Read more »

Page One: “Sling Blade” (1996)

Written by Billy Bob Thornton, based on his play Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Marvels Director Shares Hilarious Reaction To One Endgame Scene

Over three years after it came to be, The Marvels director Nia DaCosta reveals a humorous reaction to a famous Avengers: Endgame scene. The Marvels is the sequel to 2019’s Captain Marvel and will serve as a team-up film between Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris), who developed powers in WandaVision, and Ms…. Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 24

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

A Definition of Wan-Hua Street | Zihong Chen

The name of Wan-hua Street is the signifier or signified, I hesitate, what attracts me is not interpretation, but the changing poetic sentiment. Which exact meaning can be located for the Hua, a Chinese character? paces of one or two people, or a belle and furbelows of her? If we use adjectives like extravagant, prodigal,… Read more »

Our Story | Mónika Tóth

our story on this page rain drops our story on this page tear drops The post Our Story | Mónika Tóth appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

Is it Crazy To Chase Your Music Career Dreams?

I remember announcing to all my friends one day that I was moving to Nashville, TN to follow my music career dream. It never occurred to me that it might sound crazy to all of them. In fact it sounded so crazy that they staged a small intervention laying out very rational points. 1. I… Read more »

10 Movie Endings That Make People Cry Every Time, According To Reddit

Some movie endings can leave viewers feeling uplifted or exhilarated, but some leave audiences weeping no matter how many times they’ve seen them. Though they may not always be sad tears, a select few movies know exactly how to pull at the heartstrings and have viewers bawling during the credits. Go to Source Author: Dalton… Read more »

Great Scene: “Léon: The Professional”

Actually three scenes because they are all intimately linked. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

What are the Scariest Poems in the English Language? [by David Lehman]

            What is the scariest poem in the language? I wager that many would select Poe’s “The Raven,” and it is unquestionable that Poe has the ability, in his verse as in his stories, to scare the dickens out of you. “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” will get votes,… Read more »

End [by Susan Brind Morrow]

I like having a fierce dog Who barks and bites And leaps at your head The beauty boy who sleeps at my thy Red fox red My beautiful Ted.                What carnivore  brought down the deer Whose rib-cage stands red In the brown spring fields below   Venus rising… Read more »

MCU: 10 TV Characters That Should Never Be Recast For The Latest Releases

The return of Black Bolt, Daredevil, and Kingpin to the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a clear indication that Marvel Studios is happy to revisit some previous TV shows that fans have come to love. Among the releases are the likes of Cloak & Dagger, The Runaways, The Defenders Saga, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., Inhumans, and Agent… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 23

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Alert | Stan Morrison

while you were napping other stuff was happening your dog rover took your trike went for a spin on the turnpike when you were upstairs and resting you missed more that was interesting your new teacher visited your mother talked about this, that and the other a rocket ship landed on the lawn but you… Read more »

Why Does It Never Work | Ainsley

why does it never work i try try try try again then try one more time after that and it never seems to happen maybe there’s something wrong with me maybe it’s blind chance i attempt not to think about the possibility i might not make it but it creeps in once in a while… Read more »

5 Ways To Stay Motivated As A SongWriter

Sometimes, it can be hard to stay motivated as a songwriter… Whether you write books, songs, poetry, plays or any other kind of “word” work. When the progress seems slow (or non-existent) and the rewards seem small, here are things I try to do to keep my head in the game. Write what I like…. Read more »

1 Rick & Morty Opening Credits Theory Now Looks Way Less Likely

H. P. Lovecraft’s famous creation Cthulhu has been in the Rick and Morty opening credits for years, but the monster is now even less likely to show up in season 6. Three episodes in, Rick and Morty season 6 has already proven that the Adult Swim hit has a troubled relationship with its origins. Rick… Read more »

Reader Question: How to convey a character’s emotional state in scene description?

How much latitude does a screenwriter have to editorialize in scene description? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Lotus Flowers | Sadia Mehmood Qurashi

Dancing souls, On a watery stage! No fear of death, No surety of age! The post Lotus Flowers | Sadia Mehmood Qurashi appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

Where Do Ideas Come From?

I’ve been thinking lately about where ideas come from. They often seem to blip into your head out of nowhere. And that feels very random. Do you just have to trust to luck for your creativity? I’m pretty sure the answer is no. Creativity is not about luck. There seem to be three common elements… Read more »

House Of The Dragon: 10 Memes That Sum Up Daemon Targaryen’s Character

House of The Dragon is well on its way to becoming the biggest television show after its predecessor Game of Thrones, and Daemon Targaryen is a character who has captured everyone’s imagination. The King of the Narrow Sea has been hailed for his victory at the Stepstones, his roguish attitude in politics, and his love… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 22

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

My blog ‘A Pretty Kettle of Poetry’ on other blogs

My blog ‘A Pretty Kettle of Poetry’ with my illustrations still gets on other blogs and is always a pleasure to realise that my blog has its admirers. Since 2019 on top 100 poetry blogs on https://blog.feedspot.com/poetry_blogs/ plus https://blogging.org/top-poetry-blogs/ and https://eztoolset.com/top-blogs/110-top-poetry-blogs-websites-to-follow-in-2020/ and a great mention – ‘The best poems served through this poetry blog will… Read more »

End of an Era II

I’ve just published my latest collection ‘End of an Era II’ in the menu above with the last collection ‘That Magic Call?’. None of the poems are new as I have been posting them since June when written. Quite spontaneously. With a few tweaks since though. The reason for the title of this new collection… Read more »

Every Character In The Rings Of Power Who Can Become A Ringwraith

Warning: spoilers ahead for The Rings of Power episode 4The Nazgûl are coming in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power – here’s every character Sauron might corrupt into his dark service. In J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, the Nazgûl – known to their friends as Ringwraiths – are an elite… Read more »

“Write what they’re buying or sell them your dream”

There are many writing paths. Here are two of them. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Beyond the Night | Lynn Long

Deep beneath the dark, vast ocean blue I grew weary, drowning- in thoughts of you… So like the Phoenix, soaring on high I too shall soar, shall touch the sky In search of hope In search of light I too will rise- beyond the night… More at https://www.facebook.com/beneaththemoonlight/. The post Beyond the Night | Lynn… Read more »

Which Naruto Character Are You, Based On Your Enneagram Type?

There are many ways to describe a person’s personality type. The Enneagram examines several parts of a person’s behavior, values, and thought processes to assign you one of nine personality types. These types are based on what concerns a person most in life and how they respond to or go about acquiring it. Go to… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 21

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

I Am Lonely | Mónika Tóth

I am lonely a cup of black tea helps fill out the emptiness The post I Am Lonely | Mónika Tóth appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

The Unforgettable Forgotten and Forgetful Memory Man

What was I saying?oh yeah that reminds me.It’s on the tip of my tongue.You’ve been great to see me! I’ll get it in a minute.No, don’t give me any clues! It’s easy!I can’t believe I can’t rememberWhatever happened to thingy? Ok I give up.Oh yes. Of course. Silly me!Yes, I know, it’s been quite a… Read more »

My Tribe: A Songwriter’s Sanctuary

As a songwriter, I have always felt like I was a little bit “different”. I have never seen things the way other people see them. I related to the story of the “Emperor’s New Clothes” because I think I’m that guy. When everyone else is saying things are clearly “white”, I’m seeing “black”. When things are logically… Read more »

The 10 Best Indie RPG Video Games, According To Reddit

This has been a great year for RPG video games, with successful releases such as Annapurna Interactive’s Stray and FromSoftware’s Elden Ring. However, big game studios aren’t the only ones that have released excellent RPGs this year, as 2022 indie gems such as Hellslave and Citizen Sleeper also pleased the genre’s fans. Go to Source… Read more »

On Writing: The Difference Between Personal History and Backstory

As writers, we immerse ourselves in the lives of our characters. We get curious and ask questions about them and to them, searching for… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Calm

Like listening to Moonlight Sonata.Reflection without being distracted.Looking at nothing reflected in a mirror.Deep in thought without an idea enacted. Darkness of the night.Waking up before everyone.Minutes buried to candlelight.Lying in wait and fitting a silencer to a gun. Go to Source Author: aprettykettleofpoetry

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 20

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

She | Sofia Hellgren

She. Her brown long hair And her dress, purple. Fairy wear. Shes a girl With glitter on her cheeks. And she walks the beach under the moon and sings in Greek to the old Gods to whom she belongs. Shes a pirate and a gypsy. And a beauty. She is a goddess. Her beauty is… Read more »

Poetry Foundation Appoints Five New Trustees to Join Board |

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The First Rule Of Improv and Co-Writing Songs: Say Yes-and!

Stage Acting, Improv, and Songwriting… Recently I went to see my friend and talented actress Becky Wahlstrom doing improv night at Bongo Java’s in Nashville. The group she performed with, the Nashville Improv Company, were amazingly witty, intelligent, and lightning quick in making stuff up. I was struck at the similarities between actors, improv, and… Read more »

6 Questions To Help You Critique Your Own Songs

Do you ever finish a song and wonder if it’s good enough to pitch to an artist or publisher? Hit Songwriter Marty Dodson shares 6 questions to ask yourself to help you critique your own songs and make them stronger and more pitch-able! SongTown on Songwriting Podcast Powered by Sweetwater.com – The best place for musical gear… Read more »

Notorious Marvel Bomb The New Mutants Is Finally Coming To Disney+

Notorious Marvel flop The New Mutants is finally making its way to Disney+. Director Josh Boone’s take on Marvel Comics’ New Mutants began production in 2017 with an eye toward a 2018 release. But thanks to various delays, the X-Men film wouldn’t get to movie screens until 2020. Go to Source Author: Dan Zinski

Dialogue-Writing Exercises

Over 100 prompts to develop your dialogue chops. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Splintered Eyelid, Gem of Sleep | Stephanie

Splintered eyelid- gem of sleep, crude Imaginings, sentient lump- trail of Unkempt sorrow and storm biding By moon of sheen and starlight, creed- Emporium of white-washed scales and Skeins, lithely brushing dints and dreams That cruelly fade and frown to gleams, Heaven’s nymph of sprayed glint- And this sickness pervades my being Like folly to… Read more »

It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia Season 16 Update Shared By Danny DeVito

Nearly a year after it was last on the airwaves, Danny DeVito has offered an It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 16 update. Following DeVito as Frank Reynolds, Glenn Howerton and Kaitlin Olson as Frank’s twins Dennis and Dee, Charlie Day as janitor Charlie Kelly, and series creator Rob McElhenney as Mac, the sitcom has… Read more »

Screenplay as a Series of Event-Reactions

“A movie is — in a way — simply a continuous series of event-reactions / moment-responses.” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Liquid Statues | Jim Bellamy

When thunderheads spiral into space, then a wild drome Is nailed inside a church-chidden city To move, a masking venus will suck naves from Bound devils and angelled sleep Trilled trees dip laxative leaves inside a berried grave And starry silver men scatter a swelled sun Against luminaries and liquid statues? More at https://jimbellamy.simplesite.com. The… Read more »

Songwriters: Where Is The Bar?

How High Is The Bar For Songwriters? When you mention the word “bar” to songwriters, most of them start craving a beer.  But that’s not the bar I’m talking about here.  I’m talking about the “How good does my song have to be to get it recorded by an artist?” bar.  Not every songwriter wants… Read more »

30 Days of Screenplays

Volume 1 and Volume 2. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Why Like A Dragon: Ishin’s Feudal Japan Has Modern Characters

Like a Dragon: Ishin! is one of the more eclectic games in the Like a Dragon series, thanks to it featuring feudal-era versions of various characters from the series. After its surprise announcement, the game will finally be leaving Japan for the first time. This samurai-flavored entry looks to bring a different kind of experience… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 18

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Spectacular Sunset | Pushmaotee Subrun

Amazing sunset Awesome red and orange tint Lovers entranced. The post The Spectacular Sunset | Pushmaotee Subrun appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

Witness | Ananya S. Guha

Atrophy in a country is barren, though history is now less than tautology, the pickax is a useful weapon to cut it to size, so do it till its blood soaks and becomes a shade less pale. Less sickly, and we are witness to troubled times. The post Witness | Ananya S. Guha appeared first… Read more »

5 Ways To Know If A Song Idea Is Worth Pursuing

A lot of folks email Marty and me asking if we can tell them whether a song idea is worth pursuing. Though I’d love to give an answer, I generally believe it’s better to teach a man to fish, than hand him a fish. This is what my mentors did for me and I’m lucky they didn’t… Read more »

Rick and Morty vs Cthulhu Finally Pays off the Show’s Oldest Reference

Cthulhu is finally coming to the world of Rick and Morty, paying off the iconic monster’s longtime but unexplained appearance in the series’ opening credits, where Rick, Morty, and Summer flee a winged, octopus-headed being while clutching what appears to be its baby. Rick and Morty has long dabbled in the same kind of cosmic… Read more »

Great Scene: “Amélie”

The wordless ending of the lovely 2001 fantasy romance. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Susan Brind Morrow Guest Author September 19-23

Susan Brind Morrow is an author and poet who has written extensively on language and metaphor drawn from the natural world. Morrow studied Greek, Latin, Arabic and hieroglyphic texts as an undergraduate and graduate student in Classics at Columbia University in New York. Morrow first went to Egypt as an archaeologist on the Dakhleh Oasis… Read more »

“Jack Benny’s Violin” [by James Cummins and David Lehman]

Jack Benny’s Violin I have always wanted to write a poem called Jack Benny’s violin. How often have I begun a poem with that title. At a key moment a mugger intercepts our man in sin with a gun. “Your money or your life?” There follows the longest pause in the history of stand-up comedy. … Read more »

Supernatural: 10 Villains With Absurd Weaknesses

With Vampire Academy coming to Peacock and His Dark Materials set to release its final season in a few months, fans of the supernatural genre will be thrilled to know that they will have a lot more show to binge-watch in the next couple of weeks. However, there is one prequel that everyone has been… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 17

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Wild Winters of Imperfect Grace | James Diaz

No shouting please I toss the roots into the pit of winter watching how slowly our hands tangle in sheets and dreams of migration this little pill in the center of the eye listen: there are intruders everywhere when you live outside skin and bone and memory of struggle kicked – shouting I can take… Read more »

Summer | Mónika Tóth

summer moon the scent of tulip spreading in the night The post Summer | Mónika Tóth appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

No Songwriter Excuses!

If there is one thing that I have learned in my journey through the music business it’s that songwriter excuses never made anyone a success in the music business. We’ve all heard them… “It’s harder than ever to get a cut” “You have to write with the artist to get a cut” “I write songs… Read more »

Zero in on themes

Here’s a tip on how to zero in on themes. Just as you can generally surface a story’s central theme by following the Protagonist, you can… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

When Insults Had Class [by Terence Winch]

With thanks to Terence Winch, here are some well-turned insults from back in the day before the era of the ubiquitous four-letter word. Lady Astor: “If you were my husband I’d give you poison.” Churchill: “If you were my wife, I’d drink it” [Note: it has to be said that Churchill is the Yogi Berra… Read more »

from “Duke Rhino,” a work in progress (by Mitch Sisskind)

                                  Louie Balin When my nephew Norb Berlowitz was drafted into the army, Norb’s younger brother Seymour enrolled at the University of Wisconsin. That was in 1943.  If there was no father in the home, the government at that… Read more »

10 Best Shows To Watch Like Netflix’s Heartbreak High

Netflix’s newest teen drama series, Heartbreak High, just dropped and it’s already creating quite the buzz on Twitter among fans. A reboot of the popular Australian series from the ’90s, the re-imagined version follows the students at Hartley High. When Amerie takes the fall alone for creating a scandal, she becomes a social outcast and… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 16

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Trouble with Harry | Ricky Garni

At the coffee shop, I was marveling at how much the acorn resembles both the pineapple and the artichoke. So I took a picture of it and showed it to my friend. He looked at it for a moment and then he said “You know that’s not an acorn – that’s Harry Houdini, who was… Read more »

Meaningless Existence | Michael Andreas

i’m not sure what you were trying to accomplish by not looking in those dark corners they weren’t going to go away things like that can’t be ignored into oblivion instead you chose to live a shallow, meaningless existence never getting close to anyone surrounded by many unsuspecting people all of whom would build up… Read more »

You Are What You Eat: What’s Your Musical Diet?

It’s been said that we are what we eat. And if we eat healthier food, we will have healthier bodies! But what about your musical diet? Many songwriters write emails to Marty Dodson and I each week asking what they can do to become better writers and have artists to record their songs. When examining… Read more »

Classic Movies (1930s-1990s)

As selected and analyzed by Go Into The Story Readers. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Memoir Review: Year of the Tiger

Title: Year of the Tiger: An Activist’s Life Author: Alice WongSource: from publisher for review |Goodreads Rating: Summary: This was a fun read that spanned a wide variety of topics and formats, constantly surprising me and teaching me new things. I really loved this “genre-bending” memoir, full of essays, interviews, photos, and drawings. Essay collections in… Read more »

Applause Learning [by Dara Barrois/Dixon]

Hello, from western Massachusetts.  Just this past Thursday night we were entertained by notnostrums film WHEN YOU THINK OF IT.  (admission: two of notnostrums editors are related to me) The beauty and exuberance of this 50 minute film of poets reading where they choose to read:  one shoulder deep in water (yes, the poem she’s… Read more »

John Carter Star Reflects On Disney Movie Flop & Its Cult Following

Taylor Kitsch, star of John Carter, reflects on the film flopping at the box office and the life it has taken on since its release. John Carter was released in 2012, with WALL-E and Finding Nemo director Andrew Stanton at the helm. The film adapted the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs story A Princess of Mars,… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 15

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Pulling Strings | Ananya S. Guha

It started with Vietnam. Then Bangladesh, then Iran, Iraq, Palestine, sub-continental Africa, what about India? Guess. Who is pulling slimy strings of favour and disfavour? The post Pulling Strings | Ananya S. Guha appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

Father and Son Love Redux | G. S. Katz

Fathers and Sons: Love Redux My dad wasn’t wordy I can’t remember affection He never told me he loved me If he did, I don’t remember it Strong silent type he was I grew up quiet Till I started to speak more Then everyone wished I’d shut the hell up My mom told me my… Read more »

You’re the Hero, SongTown Is Your Songwriting Sidekick

“In SongTown you are the hero and we are your songwriting sidekick.” ~Marty Dodson So many songwriting sites advertise the amazing things they can do for you. They will “turn you pro”, introduce you to someone who will magically “get” you and get all of your songs cut, or take you up to breathe the… Read more »

The Business of Screenwriting: The Value of Three Scripts

You write, you learn. And three scripts is a minimum for knowing the craft. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

When Bad Lines Happen to Good Poems [by Laurence Goldstein]

(Ed note: David Lehman’s Bad Line Contest post of September 2 reminded me of this earlier post by Laurence Goldstein. Follow this link to read the many comments on the post when it ran in 2009, then add your own take. sdl) If you were empowered by the gods to travel back into the canon… Read more »

In the Dead of Night | Mark Andrew Heathcote

I’m an oak with rings ingrain My heart is a woodcut carving My soul a gnarled wooden cane No longer prevents my falling. I’m a mountain-pine-forest A field of flattened wheat: A no-man’s-land, a gauntlet Thrown, down in beseech Of-war, of-madness or friendship Take your pick; I am ready, for all. I have sharpened and… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 14

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

City Life 2 | JayM

Lone, among millions Solitary eyes seek souls Kindred, to behold The post City Life 2 | JayM appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

10 Iconic Will Ferrell Characters, Ranked By Likability

Will Ferrell is one of the most gifted comedic actors in the world, because he can play both a relatable everyman dryly reacting to the absurdity around him and the kind of absurd comic personality that surrounds the relatable everyman. As a result, his characters vary from universally likable to hilariously despicable. Go to Source… Read more »

Are Your Songs Believable? 3 Keys To Ensure You Won’t Miss The Mark

If I had to choose one thing as the most important thing in songwriting, it would be “making your song believable.” Throughout the entire writing process I am asking myself, does this feel real? When someone hears your song for the first time, that’s what hits them first. Nothing loses the listener faster than a line or song that’s… Read more »

A Story Idea Each Day for a Month (2010–2022)

Nearly 400 story concepts pulled from news reports free for you to use. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Ethelbert Miller Reviews “The Best American Poetry 2022”

Read it here https://www.nyjournalofbooks.com/book-review/best-american-poetry-2022 and for a foretaste, here are a few paragraphs from Ethelbert’s review: “If you are reading this and don’t read much poetry, or feel uncertain in relation to it, you are more than welcome here. Maybe you are browsing in a bookstore, or have been assigned this book for a class, or… Read more »

Zoom! BAP 2022 Launch Reading on Thursday, September 15

Also featuring Major Jackson, Camille Dungy, Jake Skeets, Dara Barrois/Dixon, Shangyang Fang, Brionne Janae — and surprises! Dara Barrois/Dixon Camille Dungy Shangyang Fang Major Jackson Breezy Janae Ada Limón Yesenia Montilla Cynthia Parker-Ohene Matt Rohrer Diane Seuss Jake Skeets         Related Stories Sommer Browning: Pick of the Week [ed. Terence Winch]   Go to Source… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 13

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

For You | Mónika Tóth

Dedicated my nice Romanian friend Vasile Sweet soul, Sweet heart in the chest, A sweet symphony Sweet heart, Sweet heart in the chest, A sweet symphony The post For You | Mónika Tóth appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

Slum Dwellers | Ananya S. Guha

Slum dwellers are erratic why look dwelling in slums they smell their food is molten ash why look turn your faces (off them) your bodies must not come close to theirs why look slum dwellers die with the hurricane, calm the storm and before it dies banish them. The post Slum Dwellers | Ananya S…. Read more »

How To Weather The Ups and Downs of The Music Business

“The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.”  ~Hunter S. Thompson There is no doubt that the music business is tough. But so is the “Medical” business, the “law” business, the “teaching business”,… Read more »

Multi-Platinum Songwriter/Producer Aaron Scherz

Hit Songwriter/Producer Aaron Scherz always knew he was going to do something “different”, but he couldn’t have imagined that “different” would involve a multi-platinum Songwriting career! Aaron shares his musical journey, songwriting process and the magic of chasing a hit song. SongTown on Songwriting Podcast Powered by Sweetwater.com – The best place for musical gear on the… Read more »

Scene-Writing Exercises

Nearly 200 prompts to help you up your scene-writing chops. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Cie Les Orpailleurs: practicing the dangerous art of thought in muscle & blood, skin and bone

“Failles”, Jean-Christophe Bleton, Laurence Bertagnol: Dance for all. Photo: Patrick Girard © couleursurlaville Through their dance troupe cie Les Orpailleurs (“Gold-Panners”), Jean-Christophe Bleton and Laurence Bertagnol run an annual open dance program called Groupe de recherche chorégraphique Intergenerationnel et participative. GRCIP, for short. The course, which includes participants ranging in age from six to sixty-nine,… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 12

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Hot Lunch Plus a Wow | J. D. Nelson

a chalky stew the hungry stare yellow is a while the news is blurry layers of chocolate sauce and fiberglas insulation we ate the flowers and they were delicious and now we are floating above the city in a bubble once I was a hen using magic an onion kiss from the cook More at… Read more »

Hot Lunch Plus a Wow | J. D. Nelson

a chalky stew the hungry stare yellow is a while the news is blurry layers of chocolate sauce and fiberglas insulation we ate the flowers and they were delicious and now we are floating above the city in a bubble once I was a hen using magic an onion kiss from the cook More at… Read more »

Kissing Clouds Used to Be Cool | J. D. Nelson

this is the continuation of the earth this room here is the starlit nightery ripe for the moon earth is bursting with eggs one rice for the oil derry oil to program better peas earth is a long way from earth More at http://www.madverse.com/. The post Kissing Clouds Used to Be Cool | J. D…. Read more »

5 Free Songwriter Tools To Keep You Organized

These days, most songwriters I know are busier than ever managing lives, families, jobs, social media, writing, performing – the list goes on and on. Our time is precious and valuable! Here’s a list of 5 free songwriter tools I use to streamline and organize my writing process so that I have more time to… Read more »

The Legend of Zelda Breath of The Wild 2: 10 Best Action Adventure Games To Play Before The Game Releases

While it’s been a more agonizing wait than fans initially expected, it appears that the (still) untitled sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild should launch in the first half of 2023. However, in the meantime, there are some noteworthy action-adventure games worth playing while fans wait out this — hopeful —… Read more »

Spec Script Market Analysis (2008–2021)

Detailed analysis of fourteen years of spec script deals. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Sommer Browning: Pick of the Week [ed. Terence Winch]

                        ________________________________________________________________________ Great Things from the Department of Transportation   My mother desires to track my location on her phone. My mother announces that she’s “latex intolerant.” My mother is horrified that the children’s cartoon character Caillou is bald. My mother to the server… Read more »

Feeling Uninspired? How To Get Your Songwriting Groove Back

Do you feel like your melodies are dated? Are you in a creative rut? It happens to us all. One day we wake up and everything starts sounding the same. Every new idea we create seems familiar. And worse, those ideas may sound like melodies we heard years before! So, how do we stop banging… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 11

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Who I Am | Sharise Wellesley

I wish you hadn’t done All those things, but I’m Not going to let our history Dictate who I should be. You have no power over Me any longer, nothing You say can make me do Anything I don’t want to. I will walk with confidence, Look at myself in the Mirror and remember Who… Read more »

Academica | JD DeHart

Is the answer to our ills in the fluttering of pages, the volley of discourse, or the dust of the library? Education is the invitation to a thoughtful existence, sometimes to revolt and liberation. Sometimes to the ability just to read, to plant those first nascent seeds of idea. Soon grown to full bloom. The… Read more »

Poison Ivy Is A Far Greater Danger To The DC Universe Than Fans Realize

Spoilers for Poison Ivy #4 are ahead. Go to Source Author: Andy Davis

Video: “Heightening”

Another in the excellent screenwriting series Raising the Stakes. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

from “The Fraying of America” [by Robert Hughes]

It took a while but Time got around to reporting Nietzsche’s brainstorm announcement. The question mark is merely a rhetorical cover-up. And here are some thoughtful paragraphs from “The Fraying of America” by the magazine’s art critic, the late Robert Hughes, thirty years after he filed the article (Time, February 3, 1992). Newsmagazines are usually behind… Read more »

Aladdin Actor Reacts To Star Wars’ Ezra Bridger Casting After Rumored Role

On the heels of Eman Esfandi landing the part, Aladdin star Mena Massoud reacts to the casting of Star Wars‘ Ezra Bridger for the upcoming show Ahsoka after he was rumored for the role for years. In 2020, Lucasfilm announced a spinoff series of The Mandalorian led by Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka Tano, who made her… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 10

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Missing | Stan Morrison

Red hair and black leather My favorite color scheme I miss the way you danced with me But missing is not enough I miss the way you held me close Yet missing is not enough I long for more of everything And nothing is enough I miss the way we laughed The post Missing |… Read more »

Sign Your Name Here | Mamyaw

words blur together congealing before eyes brimming with the sea held back by clustered lashes a stream spills down pockmarked cheeks lined with years spilling onto crisp paper lips tremble in silent defeat as a vice grips the chest caved in from decades of memories a wet gaze looks up at an apparition from the… Read more »

Great Scene: “Halloween”

This is one of the iconic scenes in the history of horror movies: Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis) versus Michael Myers (Tony Moran) in the Final… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

HippoCamp Story Slam Recap: Taking 3rd in My First Story Slam

by Molly Bilinski This post is part of a HippoCamp 2022 recap series, with guest blog posts written by HippoCamp attendees. Learn more about our conference for creative nonfiction writers. It was after 10 p.m. when I finally got the chance to tell my story at Lancaster Story Slam: HippoCamp Edition the first night of… Read more »

Skyward | Joan McNerney

Another hot day at the playground filled with shrieks from kids tumbling down slides. Shouting boys hop on and off the whirling carousel as girls sing songs to double dutch jump rope. Waiting for my chance on the swing. Finally one is free as I clutch the metallic link chains. I pump myself up pushing… Read more »

Hearts | Mónika Tóth

love Your heart and my heart …. Talking to each other …. The post Hearts | Mónika Tóth appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

Inside Out 2 Confirmed By Disney: Story Details Revealed

Disney and Pixar officially confirm Inside Out 2 while also teasing the first story details for the sequel. Go to Source Author: Grant Hermanns

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 9

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Lilibet

You’re ‘a good egg, Lillibetand we’ve grown up with you all our lives.In an era not long goneLillibet you’re the one. Black or white, rich or poorElizabethans all.With your profile on all those coins and noteswho wouldn’t want more? On an island in the seaand around the world spinning in spacenewspapers today are drizzly soggyor… Read more »

Songwriters: How To Increase Your Chances If You Live Outside A Music Center

As a mentor and coach, I am often helping many songwriters that don’t live in a music town. Here are my ideas for increasing your chances of success as a songwriter if you live outside a music center: 1) Visit as often as you can. Even if it’s just once a year. Some wisely planned… Read more »

The Back to School Movie: Films That Taught Us How to Grow Up

Quick! Name your favorite back to school movie. Chances are you, you have a big ol’ list right at the… The post The Back to School Movie: Films That Taught Us How to Grow Up appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: David Young

Rick & Morty Season 6 Proves The Main Story Isn’t What You Think It Is

Warning: This article contains spoilers for Rick and Morty season 6, episode 1! Go to Source Author: Mark Donaldson

Approach the Craft Like a Professional Screenwriter

A 4-minute video excerpt featuring… me. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

From a work in progress (by Mitch Sisskind)

The dry cleaning business was extremely important on my mother’s side of the family. My Uncle Nate hadn’t been a combat soldier like Norb Berlowitz, but Nate had still been in the army during the war.  He was assigned to a snack bar at a large training base in Texas.  When he left the army Uncle Nate opened a store… Read more »

The Great Paradox [by Lionel Trilling]

“Some paradox of our natures leads us, when once we have made our fellow men the objects of our enlightened interest, to go on to make them the object of our pity, then of our wisdom, ultimately of our coercion.” — Lionel Trilling, The Liberal Imagination Who can explain it, who can tell you why?… Read more »

Image’s New Radiant Pink Series Expands Radiant Black’s Massive-Verse

The world of Radiant Black continues to expand as Image Comics announces a brand-new spinoff series called Radiant Pink. Radiant Black as a series focuses on a group of unique individuals all gifted with their own cosmic Radiant, each affording them a crop of unique abilities they use to become superheroes. Radiant Pink is among… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 8

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Brave Hearts, Brave On | Vivian Belford

Don’t mind the names called and bashed Ugly, Stupid, useless, worthless nonetheless Profanities spewed from noxious tongues These adjectives, though hard to bear Brave hearts brave on Don’t mind the put-downs, letdowns and use Nothings, nonsense, babble, baloney All low lyrics from irate depths Though they hurt this much to hear Brave hearts brave on… Read more »

City Life | JayM

Blistering Pace Set Inconsequential Days Set of Penrose Stairs The post City Life | JayM appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

4 Common Songwriting Mistakes – And 4 Fast Fixes

Are your songs not getting results? Is that latest greatest song you’ve written not having the impact on your audience that you were so sure it would? Often the difference in a good song and one that moves the listener is a simple quick fix. Here are 4 fast fixes for 4 common songwriting mistakes…. Read more »

Character Type: Visionary

“They can see into the future… or think they can. They perceive possibilities when others see only walls. Often the power of their… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

WRITING LIFE: How A Lit Mag Can Grow You By Kristen Paulson-Nguyen

One day you’re in class listening to Donna Talarico’s voice on Zoom. Your teacher suggests you get involved with Hippocampus Magazine as a reader. That summer you’re at HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers, meeting Allison K Williams. She hugs you. You are surprised to discover this new community. Inside you is a writer… Read more »

Pleasure Pieland

On Pleasure Pielandislanders live life under a system called pie-in-the-sky.Plumbers fit pipe dreamsand statistics on counting your blessings are always high. Opticians sell rose-tinted glassesto see good things over the horizonand in every house, doors are fittedso that when one closes, another one opens. Every silver cloud has a golden liningand everyone’s glass is always… Read more »

Poser (or ‘Just one in a series’)

look at that bodythat is some bodybut now goneand nobody blood red tearsstick like gluetwo glass eyespeep out of the blue don’t care ifmeant something to othersmum’s the wordthere’ll be none of them closures Go to Source Author: aprettykettleofpoetry

Great Scene: “Big Fish” (2003)

The story within the story culminates in the final scene between father and son. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

CRAFT: Big Writing Dreams? Here’s Why You Need to Enter CNF Contests by Nicole Breit

Do you dream of getting your first publication credit or book out into the world? Then, writer, I have a question for you: Are you submitting your work to CNF contests? For many writers, literary awards aren’t really on their radar. They may know they exist, but they aren’t including contests as part of their… Read more »

Eruption by Yvanna Vien Tica

“On January 12, 2020, the Taal Volcano in the Philippines awoke…” Earth Observatory, NASA The night the volcano spewed ash into our lives, I dreamt about eating lava. It tasted like caramel or seared custard. My Bible study teacher sidled into the dream too and helped herself to some spilling over the crater, letting the… Read more »

Songwriters: Learn To Speak Music Business

Lots of songwriters in SongTown just want to become better writers for their own pleasure – and that’s awesome!  We love helping people get more out of their writing just because it makes them feel good.  Another significant group in “Town” is trying to write commercially and break into the music business.  If that’s your… Read more »

Separation as a Theme in Pixar Movies

“When we step back from the movies Pixar has produced and look at them with a meta view, it is surprisingly — and blindingly — obvious how… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Magical Realism Review: Other Birds

Title: Other Birds Author: Sarah Addison AllenSource: from publisher for review Links: Bookshop (affiliate link) |Goodreads Rating: Summary: Charming but without much emotional depth. Before she starts school in the fall, Zoey moves to Mallow Island to learn more about her deceased mother. Living in her mother’s old apartment, she begins to connect with the other… Read more »

Krzysztof Kiešlowski: Three Colors Trilogy 

Krzysztof Kiešlowski was born in Warsaw, Poland on June 27, 1941. After two attempts and two rejections, he was finally admitted to the Łódź Film School on his third try. His first major success came in 1989, when he made the stunningly brilliant  Dekalog, a series of ten films made for Polish television – each… Read more »

Game Of Thrones: 10 Lannister Quotes That Prove They’re No Different Than The Starks

With House of the Dragon now here, fans are again immersing themselves in the world created by George R. R. Martin and getting reacquainted with its many wonderful characters. While this new show focuses more on the Targaryens, Houses Lannister and Stark are still a factor, and they are still beloved fan favorites that frequently… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 6

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Inspiration’s Tears | Sandra Henry

The spirit of beauty blossoms year ’round As the spirit of love shines down from above. One crystal tear of joy fills the aching heart One delicate thought gives imagination flight One tender touch causes the soul to sing One sweet smile shall be felt forever more. Let all the oceans be crystal tear drops… Read more »

You Are the Most Beautiful Thing… | Mónika Tóth

dedicated my nice Romanian friend Vasile every morning your name is honey on my lips every afternoon your name is flower on my lips every night your name is beautiful melody om my lips You are the most beautiful thing, in my life The post You Are the Most Beautiful Thing… | Mónika Tóth appeared… Read more »

The Poor Man’s Copyright For Songwriters: Separating Truth From Fiction

For years I have heard the phrase “Poor Man’s Copyright” thrown around in songwriting circles. The term is often brought up as a cheap alternative to an official $55 copyright from the US Copyright Office. Mailing a song to yourself… Statements are thrown out like: “Don’t bother to pay the money for the real deal. All… Read more »

The Perils Of Writing Up

How do you break through in songwriting and how do you “write up”?! Hit Songwriters Clay Mills and Marty Dodson discuss how writing up may not always be the best thing to do and how you can break through in your songwriting career in the best, most organic way possible. YOU ARE INVITED SongTown’s 8th… Read more »

How to Use Ethos, Pathos, and Logos in Your Screenplay

Learn how the “Rhetorical Triangle” can supercharge your storytelling. Ethos, pathos, and logos – what are they? Chances are you’ve… The post How to Use Ethos, Pathos, and Logos in Your Screenplay appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Shanee Edwards

1 Toho Monster Perfectly Fits Godzilla vs Kong 2’s Mystery Villain Tease

One Toho monster is a perfect fit for Godzilla vs. Kong 2’s villain tease. Following their fight with Mechagodzilla, the two Titans are expected to team up once against an unrevealed enemy. Legendary Pictures has yet to offer confirmation of who Godzilla and Kong will be facing next, but a recently released synopsis did drop… Read more »

Sundays with Ray Bradbury

The entire series of articles featuring the writing wisdom of one of the truly great authors of our time. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Expanding the Political | by Kim Moore

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10 Best Action Movies Starring The Cast Of The Fast Saga (Besides Fast & Furious)

The upcoming Fast X will add such stars as Rita Moreno and Brie Larson to the growing roster of The Fast Saga. From Vin Diesel to Michelle Rodriguez to Dwayne Johnson to Jason Statham, the cast of the Fast & Furious franchise contains some of the most beloved action movie stars in the world. Go… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 5

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Keyboard | Baris Semerci

synthetic diamond alphabet revolution permanent carte blanche expressing all emotions with the same worn out keyboard More at https://twitter.com/hwl76. The post Keyboard | Baris Semerci appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

Oppression’s Face | JD DeHart

Let me not wear the brass mask of oppression or raise the rod of correction to the weak and sincere. Let me not dress in cotton to cover a course inner fabric. Let me use words as a freedom and not as an expression of distance, creating chasms out of sentences and chaos out of… Read more »

Songwriters: Are You Still Writing Mostly Ballads?

  One of the biggest “ailments” I see when I mentor songwriters is that they are writing WAY too many ballads. It seems like many of us default to slow songs. While a well written ballad can be very successful and meaningful, there are also many reasons it is NOT a great idea to write… Read more »

Great Scene: “Whale Rider”

The 2003 movie Whale Rider is a wonderful story, aptly described in this IMDB plot summary: Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Richard Vargas: Pick of the Week [ed. Terence Winch]

                              _________________________________________ 13 Angels Rising  “Starting early in February investigators recovered 13 sets of skeletal remains from a once-remote section of mesa now being developed as a residential subdivision. Four have been identified… They are among a list of 16 women… Read more »

Five Years On: The Day JA Died

[Robert Creeley, Allen Ginsberg, and John Ashbery – (Photographer Unknown, circa 1965)] “….exquisite mind cartoons that could be heard with eyes closed, the voice perfectly ordinary with the slight edge of extravagant conversational camp, a mind artifice not unnatural to hypnagogic revery, deceptive, till you hear the chasm landscapes and awkward universes created and contradicted… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 4

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

An Urban Tale: First Job Interview | Donal Mahoney

Let’s check the terminal and see what jobs might be available to match your skill set, the interviewer said. The young man sitting next to the desk was wearing a plaid shirt and his first tie. I know you’ll take any job but let’s see what we can find. A young man like you, Deon,… Read more »

They Were Refugees, Too | Donal Mahoney

They were refugees, too, back in the Forties, settled in Chicago, learned English, some a lot, some a little, found jobs of some kind, made do like their neighbors until things got better. And by the Seventies, on hot summer nights they were loud and happy gathering on Morse Avenue around parking meters in the… Read more »

4 Keys to Co-Writing Songs With A Band

Someone asked me the other day, “What is your secret to co-writing with a band?” Over the years I’ve been blessed to co-write songs with great bands like Lady A and Little Big Town. As a songwriter, it can be tricky to sit down with three or four other people in one room and make… Read more »

Podcast: San Diego Screenwriters Studio

Yours truly featured on a recent interview. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

On John Ashbery (July 28, 1927 – September 3, 2017) [by Geoffrey Young]

It’s four a.m. on Labor Day 2017 and a voice on the BBC radio says as I lay in bed awake that John Ashbery died yesterday in Hudson, NY.  He turned ninety a month ago. A dreaded moment had finally come.  John’s career was  long and exemplary.  We’ll be pondering his works and admiring his… Read more »

Star Trek’s Version of Doctor Doom Completely Broke the Franchise.

There have been great villains throughout Star Trek’s 56-year history, but their version of Doctor Doom nearly broke the franchise. Over the years, fans have thrilled as larger-than-life villains such as Khan, Nero and the Borg menaced the galaxy, but in March 1970’s Star Trek #7, first published by Gold Key, readers met the evil… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 3

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

No COLA Raise Next Year | Donal Mahoney

No question the refugees in Europe have it bad as do the garment workers in Bangladesh as do the migrants herded to America for a fee and dumped at night to find their way through brush beneath the lights the border patrol has whirling. Millie and Tillie are ancient sisters who live in Iowa and… Read more »

Sophomore | Ananya S. Guha

I remember ways that stood still in the midst of canny waves. When waves abated, a flicker in the mind said it is the sea. Recapitulating dreams. A sophomore. The post Sophomore | Ananya S. Guha appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

Have You Asked Yourself, “Am I A REAL Songwriter”

Are you a REAL songwriter? I can’t count the number of times someone has said to me “I’m a songwriter – well not a really, because I haven’t had any cuts.” Believe me; I felt the same way early in my career. Have you felt like you needed to somehow qualify or justify yourself in… Read more »

How Michael Arndt wrote “Little Miss Sunshine”

He wrote the first draft quickly, but then… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

and here’s the graph

you’ve got bills to payand you won’t be able toup to your giraffe in itsomeone’s having a laughand here’s the graph you can’t feed your kidsthey’ll go withoutback to scrooge’s surplus pop by halfsomeone’s having a laughand here’s the graph you’re strugglingto make ends meetthe rope for your graftsomeone’s having a laughand here’s the graph… Read more »

Nokia T21 Vs. Nokia T20: What’s New With HMD’s Latest Android Tablet?

The Nokia T21 is a successor to HMD Global’s first tablet, but how much of an upgrade is it compared to the Nokia T20? While the Nokia T21 is the Finnish manufacturer’s third Nokia tablet, it is its second of 2022. Just a few months ago, the company launched the Nokia T10, a smaller and… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 2

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

An Evening with the Poems of W. H. Auden [by David Lehman]

Back in 2008, Michael Braziller invited me to give a talk on W. H. Auden at the Philoctetes  Society.  They made a tape of the proceedings, and here it is. Among the poems we talk about are “September 1, 1939.” Every year without fail I think of that poem on the first day of the… Read more »

The Lettuce Workers | Donal Mahoney

Somewhere in California a midnight one-eyed bus shoots lettuce farm past lettuce farm to abutment and a kiss. Now the morning papers cry 15 sleeping Mexicans glowed an hour or more. More at http://booksonblog12.blogspot.com/. The post The Lettuce Workers | Donal Mahoney appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

Bad Music And Songwriting

“I want more than anything to get one of my songs recorded by a major artist on the radio.” “Today’s music sucks. The stuff artist are putting out is bad music and it all sounds the same!!” (Two sentences spoken by an aspiring songwriter during a coffee conversation.) The other day at Bongo Java Coffee… Read more »

Uh Oh, House Of The Dragon’s Showrunner Exit Is Bad News For Season 2

Showrunner Miguel Sapochnik is exiting House of the Dragon, which is bad news for season 2’s big battles. Only two weeks into House of the Dragon season 1, Sapochnik announced that he would not be returning as showrunner for season 2, but will remain an executive producer for the duration of the show. This means… Read more »

The Unbraiding | Donal Mahoney

Had he seen the psychiatrist then, nine years and six children ago, the doctor would have said, “Never mind whether you should marry the girl. That’s not the question. Go home, go to bed. Come see me next Tuesday at ten. We’ll begin to unbraid you.” More at http://booksonblog12.blogspot.com/. The post The Unbraiding | Donal… Read more »

Rings Of Power Star Responds To Fan Criticisms Of Diverse, Female Cast

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has received backlash from some franchise fanatics over its casting choices, and one of the show’s primary actresses, Morfydd Clark, has responded. Adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s works have played a major role in film since Peter Jackson introduced his Lord of the Rings trilogy in 2001…. Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Day 1

One month. FADE IN to FADE OUT. Creativity meets Productivity. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Favorite Fiction in Review: Carrie Soto is Back

Title: Carrie Soto Is Back Author: Taylor Jenkins ReidSource: from publisher for review Links: Bookshop (affiliate link) |Goodreads Rating: Summary: This is my favorite book I’ve read in a long time! Great characters I loved getting to know and a perfectly-paced plot. I’ve been reading a bunch of review copies this month and not completely connecting… Read more »

Hippocampus Magazine Submissions Update: Fall 2022 Reading Period Opens Oct. 15

Hello from Hippocampus Magazine! We’re sharing a quick update about a change to our next reading period, which was originally set to open September 1, 2022: Hippocampus Magazine will reopen for creative nonfiction submissions (essay/flash CNF) October 15, 2022, and will accept submissions through Jan. 15, 2023. This extra six weeks will give our reading… Read more »

PsychedeliKat

When I use my headto stick under the sandit”s a goody that beats evilwith comic heroes getting out of hand. miaow miaow miaowwow wow wowis a chorus to forgetbut one you’ll remember I bet. I got a low boredom thresholdbut I can’t be bothered to work out whatever that means.A tongue I can’t holdand a… Read more »

Alien Visit

This place is outer spacewhere aliens arriveand they love slumming itin this exotic dive. Where they come from is pure,unspoilt, and as it’s always been.They beam images back homeand pose in concrete and green. They’re too clever for anyone hereand do their touristy invisible thingcos where they come from is pure,unspoilt, and as it’s always… Read more »

9 Universal Songwriting Emotions To Write Songs About

Over the course of my career as a pro songwriter, I’ve learned that most songs boil down to 9 universal songwriting emotions that work in songs. Love No surprise here! Songs like “Eight Days A Week”, “I Honestly Love You” and “Endless Love” are still standards. Unrequited Love “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and… Read more »

10 Most Expensive Video Game Contollers, Ranked

Recently, Playstation announced the existence of a new controller that they had been painstakingly designing during Gamescon: the DualSense Edge. With its announcement, numerous discussions brewed online about the device’s performance and estimated price, begging the question if such expensive devices are worth their price. Go to Source Author: Leonardo Minjares

Screenplay Structure Simplified

“Plot is critical, but how a writer gets to plot is even more critical.” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

On Finding Essay Titles: The Answer Is in Your Essay: A HippoCamp Recap

by Jaminnina R. States, guest blogger This post is part of a HippoCamp 2022 recap series, with guest blog posts written by HippoCamp attendees. Learn more about our conference for creative nonfiction writers. “Who waits until their essay’s complete before they start to think about the title?” Kristen Paulson-Nguyen asked innocently at the start of… Read more »

A Moment to Swim | Mónika Tóth

dedicated my sweet Romanian friend Vasile a moment to swim in your eyes in your smile the flavor of life The post A Moment to Swim | Mónika Tóth appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

Bugs and People | Donal Mahoney

No season of the year is best for being homeless though autumn warns the worst is near and those who sleep in doorways want to learn their options as to where it might be best to spend the winter while those who spend summer in the garden sneak under doors and over transoms. Folks step… Read more »

Scene Description Spotlight: Express Your Voice

On September 12, I’ll be offering a terrific one-week online class. It’s called Scene Description Spotlight which sounds super practical… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Drafting your First Drafts Club: A HippoCamp Recap

by Jaminnia R. States, guest blogger This post is part of a HippoCamp 2022 recap series, with guest blog posts written by HippoCamp attendees. Learn more about our conference for creative nonfiction writers. Think of yourself as Col. Nick Fury, the top agent, and mastermind behind Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. (If you’re lost here, it’s like if… Read more »

Beware of Implicit Bias in Writing: A HippoCamp 2022 Recap

by Lillie Gardner, guest blogger This post is part of a HippoCamp 2022 recap series, with guest blog posts written by HippoCamp attendees. Learn more about our conference for creative nonfiction writers. Dr. Stacie Walton and Dr. Linda Goodrich brought the implicit bias real talk to HippoCamp 2022. Their fascinating and reflective session “Implicit Bias… Read more »

Performance art meets literary étrangeté: Lina Lapelytè’s The Mutes makes my uncanny familiar [by Sean Ashton]

Behind the nettles, the wandering un-choral of Lina Lapelytè’s ”The Mutes”, turned the strangeness of ”I have never driven a 7.5 ton truck” into the normative, authoritative, of a Pater Noster. Lafayette Anticipations. Photo © Rasa J. When Lina Lapelytè asked if she could use my novel Living in a Land as the basis for… Read more »

Life in a Barrel | Donal Mahoney

When we were kids growing up in the city we had prairies and a little hill and we’d put Stevie in a barrel and push him down the hill. He’d laugh and scream all the way down. He loved the whole trip and wanted to do it again. As little boys we were happy to… Read more »

Job #1 As A Songwriter… Do Your Job!

Last week in a mentoring session I was offering tips to help a young writer understand a songwriter’s #1 job. One of the demos had an extremely long guitar solo after the first chorus. I suggested that: #1- Guitar solos typically are after the 2nd chorus and not the first. #2- The solo was so… Read more »

What If Rey Turned To The Dark Side? Rise Of Skywalker Gets Much Better!

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker would have been much better had Rey fallen to the dark side. The trailers for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker offered a thrilling glimpse of a dark side version of Rey, teeth bared, an unusual switchblade lightsaber in her hand. Unfortunately, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker wasted… Read more »

How They Write a Script: Ted Tally (“The Silence of the Lambs”)

Ted Tally is yet another screenwriter who started out as a playwright. His film credits include White Palace (1990), The Juror (1996), All… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

His Mount Everest | Donal Mahoney

Bug no bigger than a comma scales the wall next to my recliner. He’s climbing his Mount Everest and headed for the ceiling, a solo climb, no bug in front, no bug behind him. He has no gear and miles to go. He may fall at any moment. Let’s hope he signed up for Obamacare…. Read more »

4 Songwriting Tips From Seasoned Pro

I’ve been a professional songwriter for more than 20 years.  In that time, I’ve learned a lot by making lots of mistakes.  Here are some tips that can help you learn to write better songs WITHOUT making the same mistakes I made. Write From Your Heart – Edit With Your Head If you try to… Read more »

New Webb Photo Shows Heart Of The Phantom Galaxy Glaring Like An Evil Eye

A photo from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope offers a terrifying new look at the heart of M74, more commonly known as the Phantom Galaxy. The JWST’s latest photo exemplifies how the space telescope continues to change the way we see the universe with yet another awe-inspiring image. Go to Source Author: Rachel Rochester

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Story Prep — Gender Bend

A series to help prepare writers for next month’s Zero Draft Thirty writing challenge. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Mitch Sisskind presents “The Big Bang,” a poem by Nevin Schreiner

A poem by my writer friend of many years — The Big Bang   This took place when they were half asleep The way you look when you roll over and say Huh? Dead brained, dream soaked Lava eyed.   While engaged in making a baby Neither spoke much Or cared much what the other… Read more »

Is Writer’s Block A Thing?

Is writer’s block a real thing?! Tune in and listen as Hit Songwriters Clay Mills and Marty Dodson discuss this popular subject! Clay and Marty also share tips and tricks to help you get and stay inspired when writing songs. YOU ARE INVITED SongTown’s 8th Annual Creative Xperience Workshop & Birthday Bash, LIVE In-Person in… Read more »

Great Scene: “North by Northwest”

It was one of the scenes which inspired Hitchcock to make the movie. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Art of Writing a Book Review by Vicki Mayk – A HippoCamp 2022 Recap

by Angie Mohn This post is part of a HippoCamp 2022 recap series, with guest blog posts written by HippoCamp attendees. Learn more about our conference for creative nonfiction writers. Most of us can recall from childhood the projects of reading an assigned book and then writing a book report. As a child, this was… Read more »

Getting Unstuck: Insight into Finding Words with Dawn Leas – A HippoCamp 2022 Recap

by Angie Mohn This post is part of a HippoCamp 2022 recap series, with guest blog posts written by HippoCamp attendees. Learn more about our conference for creative nonfiction writers. Writers oftentimes find themselves stuck… stuck to find words, stuck in their thoughts, maybe even stuck in traffic. Nobody likes to be stuck in the… Read more »

Finally Free | Annika Kerner

today is the day i’m finally free of that jerk who only thinks of himself who does everything he can to make everyone else miserable who hasn’t done anything nice for anyone ever who is incapable of being kind in any way who wears a phony persona only when it benefits him who made my… Read more »

Maybe I Had It Better in 1955 | Donal Mahoney

In 1955 there were four newspapers published every day in Chicago. I was one of hundreds of kids in the city who rode bikes seven days a week to deliver one of them. I had 100 papers or so in a canvas bag mounted on my handlebars. Had to deliver Saturdays and Sundays, too. I… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Story Prep — Script Diary

A series to help prepare writers for next month’s Zero Draft Thirty writing challenge. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Narrative Nonfiction Review: The Scandalous Hamiltons

Title: The Scandalous Hamiltons: A Gilded Age Grifter, a Founding Father’s Disgraced Descendant, and a Trial at the Dawn of Tabloid Journalism Author: Bill ShafferSource: from publisher for review Links: Bookshop (affiliate link) |Goodreads Rating: Summary: This was a dramatic story well told, but there wasn’t enough material to sustain a book. This story of… Read more »

Exercising The Songwriting Muscle

My very first publisher used to read me this quote. Over the years it has always served as a constant reminder to keep my songwriting muscle in shape…. “Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers,… Read more »

The 10 Most Overrated AAA Games Ever, According To Reddit

With the success of the Hollywood movies, the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise is enjoying the most success it has had in its 30-year lifespan, especially with the newly released Sonic Origins. The package is a remastered collection of the first three games in the series, and while that’s a dream come true for most ’90s… Read more »

What is the difference between Act One midpoint and Act One end?

“Something happens. An event that precipitates a change in the Protagonist’s life circumstances.” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Beggar | Lucia Daramus

I am alone. Alone. Alone! I’m crying in the middle of the street and my howl is green the madness which I am growing is black my father kept my hand and he said me you will eat a bread from the place where is your soul ! How truth and how untruth I’m hungry… Read more »

A Circle | Lucia Daramus

sheep are running, and running, and running to the light bumps of the sun which is falling down on the yellow-grass nature is alive! Alive, alive , alive…. a woman is carrying a bottle of milk she is thirsty , she is drinking in her vein is dripping grapes of life from the milk her… Read more »

Signs That 90 Day Fiancé’s Natalie & Mike Might Have Reconciled

The 90 Day Fiancé couple Natalie Mordovtseva and Mike Youngquist are widely known for their manipulative and vindictive tactics; however, there are a few signs that suggest the couple may have reconciled. Natalie and Mike met about seven years ago when they were asked to be godparents by mutual friends. Natalie, 37, has been married… Read more »

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge: Story Prep — “What if…”

A series to help prepare writers for next month’s Zero Draft Thirty writing challenge. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Abbie Bradfield Mulvihill: Pick of the Week [ed. Terence Winch]

                                    photo by Ciara Mulvihill ___________________________________________________ We Can Move Forward Now   My nose is burning from the Urine Destroyer.   I’m speaking to the judge with my bare feet Perched on the cedar chest in front of… Read more »

Woman | SB Moore

They tell her to wear a certain kind of clothing, and that she should smell a certain way. They mention kindly that she should smear herself in make-up, and that the person she wants to kiss may not be the right type. They tell her that she may want to consider “getting some work done,”… Read more »

5 Ways To Complicate Your Songs and Confuse Your Listeners

There’s a number of common songwriting errors that complicate the lyric and confuse the listener. If you want to leave your audience scratching their heads (not recommenced), try these techniques for songwriting confusion. Switch your pronouns around. Include several female characters in your song and then use the pronouns “she” or “her”. This gets them… Read more »

Screenplay Review – Carriage Hill

Today we’ve got Get Out meets Rosemary’s Baby meets The Stepford Wives. Genre: Horror Premise: A pregnant couple hoping to start their family in the suburbs find themselves embroiled in a decades long mystery which threatens to shatter their American dream. About: Today’s writers are two of the few on the latest Black List to… Read more »

Mike: 10 Movies & TV Shows Where You’ve Seen The Cast

With a Jamie Foxx-led biopic about Mike Tyson being in development hell for a long time, Hulu scooped up the opportunity to tell the story. Mike, which premiered on August 25, had been a controversial project right from the moment it was announced because the boxer didn’t approve of it (via Rolling Stone). Go to… Read more »

Historical Fiction Review: A Map for the Missing

Title: A Map for the Missing Author: Belinda Huijuan TangSource: from publisher for review Links: Bookshop (affiliate link) |Goodreads Rating: Summary: An interesting story, but the characters’ own emotional detachment made it hard for me to get into it. When Tang Yitian’s mother tells him that his father had disappeared from their village in rural… Read more »

Chloe Calling | Donal Mahoney

The problem with Chloe is she moved to San Diego where the weather’s fair but hasn’t found anyone who’ll listen to her so she calls you or me at midnight. Back here she had folks who liked to listen to her and if someone got fed up someone else stepped up with a problem to… Read more »

12 Best Short Stories to Read for Screenwriting Inspiration

There are so many great short stories to read out there, but if you’re a screenwriter, you might want to take a look at the ones that would make a great film adaptation. Why? Well, not only have film adaptations been all the rage in Hollywood for quite some time, but short stories can also… Read more »

Partner Track Gets Optimistic Season 2 Update From Netflix Exec

Partner Track season 2 could be very likely, according to recent comments from a Netflix executive. Based on the 2013 novel by Helen Wan, Partner Track follows Ingrid Yun, played by Teen Wolf alum Arden Cho, a rising legal star who is all about doing whatever it takes to become partner at her prestigious Manhattan… Read more »

Spontaneous Aphorism: Hope

“Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn’t permanent.” — Mignon McLaughlin The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960 via The American Scholar (Summer, 2008) The line (which has also been attributed to Jean Kerr) makes it easier to grasp why Emily Dickinson [pictured left] ends with “despair” when “hope” is expected at the end of her… Read more »

The Allure of the Enigmatic: Antonioni’s “Blow-Up” [by David Lehman]

From The American Scholar (August 25, 2022). Here are the oepning paragraphs of my latest “Talking Features” piece: When it was released in 1966, Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow-Up blew the minds of student cineastes and literary intellectuals at Columbia University—including me. Having just entered the college as a freshman, I sat at the feet of the elders at The Columbia… Read more »

10 Movie Franchises With Only One Good Entry, According To Reddit

Though Prey has given new life to the franchise, the Predator series struggled for decades to duplicate the success of the first movie. While there are plenty of popular franchises in Hollywood, some have fans wondering why they are franchises at all with only one worthwhile entry. Go to Source Author: Colin McCormick

Movie Analysis: “Gravity”

When we think of the movie Gravity, we most likely think BIG. Yet in interview after interview, co-writer and director Alfonso Cuarón has… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Breast Cancer Is Our Boardwalk | William Zink

Breast cancer is our boardwalk. Why not a cold morgue or a field fallow with bitter mustard? Why not an abandoned mansion turned into a crack house, or some listing ship taking on water, about to sink? Because this breast cancer, of all things, has lit the wheezing vapors of our marriage. Cancer, with its… Read more »

Happy Hours | Gopal Lahiri

Borrow those Happy hours I want to count The time layers Smell the minutes And tiny seconds Float like petals In dense tequila under the blue Death light Soaking in past images And late evening metaphors More at https://gopallahiri.blogspot.com. The post Happy Hours | Gopal Lahiri appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author:… Read more »

SongTown: We Deal In Real “Truth”

At SongTown we deal in real… People often ask Clay and me why two writers who have had multiple #1 songs and are still getting cuts would spend time doing something like SongTown? SongTown is the community we wish we had in the early stages of our careers. It’s a true labor of love. We… Read more »

Script Format: The Essential Elements of a Screenplay

In order to master script format, you’ll need to learn about its basic elements. Correctly formatting a screenplay may seem… The post Script Format: The Essential Elements of a Screenplay appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Shanee Edwards

10 Best Margot Robbie Movies According To Reddit

The latest set video from 2023’s live-action Barbie provides further proof that Margot Robbie’s portrayal of the iconic toy isn’t going to be what so many expect it to be. This appears to be a Barbie who’s far more than a superficial airhead, a character who shrugs off short-sighted pigeonholing, much as Robbie herself continues… Read more »

Screenwriting Back to Basics, Day 5: Reader Identification

Tap into the Protagonist’s qualities which a reader can connect with. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

A Phone Conversation with David Shapiro in 2009

David Shapiro: Today I was thinking that the only time the Beatles sang a Broadway song was when they recorded “Till There Was You” from Meredith Wilson’s “The Music Man,” and then a few thoughts occurred to me about poetry readings. [DL: Tell me.] As a violinist I can’t imagine reading the score alone, though… Read more »

Papal Bull

If someone had stoppedPope Gregory IX persecuting catsthe plague may never have happenedwith all those rampaging ‘cat’s away, mice will play’ flea-infested rats. Now, that’s my kind of cat-propaganda Netflix doc fact!But later, shooting my mouth off about it on a beach sunbed,the sunbathing papist friend next to me shoots backand googles what I’ve just… Read more »

Star Wars’ Lightsabers Have a Totally Different Meaning to the Sith

While the lightsaber is an iconic aspect of Star Wars‘ era-spanning conflict between the Jedi and the Sith, it means something very different to the dark side’s adherents than to the Jedi Order. While the Jedi consider lightsabers an expression of skill and focus – an “elegant weapon for a more civilized age” – the… Read more »

Reader Question: When is the best time to reveal a character’s backstory?

Key character revelations from their past. When? Where? How? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Death Penalty | SB Moore

It’s easy to say, easy to spell out. When we don’t like a concept, we usually rename it. Then we can accept it more. I can be angry about crime, but not be the one who presses the button, injects the fluid, makes the call. The post Death Penalty | SB Moore appeared first on… Read more »

Served Cold | Clive Oseman

I read your statement through eyes of rage- now my words will rape feigned innocence, imprison you in vengeance and violate your self esteem until you wish to fly into oblivion away from gawping eyes and rapid fire potshots at your worthlessness. Who are you to slash at me with lies designed to shield your… Read more »

Songwriters! Wake Up Your Dreams

Following your dreams… When I was 19 years old, I decided to leave my small Alabama hometown and strike out on a journey to the Big Apple: New York City. It took a combination of naivety and hard-headedness, I suppose. After all, I didn’t know anyone in New York City, and only had a grand… Read more »

NASA Will Let You Watch As It Crashes A Spacecraft Into An Asteroid

In an event that promises to be more thrilling than a late ‘90s asteroid blockbuster, NASA is inviting the public to watch as it crashes a spacecraft into an asteroid. The collision is the culmination of the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission, which aims to revolutionize planetary defense protocols. Go to Source Author: Rachel… Read more »

Screenwriting Back to Basics, Day 4: Character = Function

Every character in a screenplay has to be there for a reason. That is their narrative function, who they are and what they do tied to the… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Studio Takes: Leonard Bernstein (born August 25) Rehearses “West Side Story” with Opera Singers

          Related Stories Theme Music: Claude Debussy’s “Danse Tarantelle”   Go to Source Author: The Best American Poetry

Reading Died | JD DeHart

Reading, I tell them, used to be the benefit of the very wealthy. Folks like them wouldn’t even be able to read anyway. Still, sometimes, I hear, Nobody reads and Why do I have to read and I think about those who do not hold the power of literacy, whose hands are kept from its… Read more »

Breaking the 4th Wall in Scene Description

To everyone who claims there’s a screenwriting rule asserting we can’t include so-called ‘unfilmables’ in scene description, read this! Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Essence of Being Grounded: A HippoCamp Recap of Writing About Trauma to Heal Ourselves and Others

by Trish McDonald, guest blogger This post is part of a HippoCamp 2022 recap series, with guest blog posts written by HippoCamp attendees. Learn more about our conference for creative nonfiction writers. Karen Carnabucci is the essence of grounded. In her presence, I am safe. As a woman with adverse childhood experiences, I know immediately… Read more »

Abandoned | Michael Lee Johnson

Indiana farmhouse abandoned except old grandfather clock dusty corner pendulum motionless- still all family memories remain hidden behind that face. —– Michael Lee Johnson is a poet, freelance writer, and amateur photographer. He has been published in more than 850 small press magazines in 27 countries, and he edits 10 poetry sites. Author’s website http://poetryman.mysite.com/. Michael… Read more »

Screenwriting Back to Basics, Day 3: Plot Emerges From Character

No matter what paradigm or theory you use to craft your screenplay’s plot, the single most important thing you can do is this: Start with… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Do the (Writer’s) Hustle: A HippoCamp Recap on Gentle Networking Tips for Writers

by Denise Bike, guest blogger This post is part of a HippoCamp 2022 recap series, with guest blog posts written by HippoCamp attendees. Learn more about our conference for creative nonfiction writers. Amy Fish is a Tesla in the speed lane on the superhighway of hustle. She’s the kind of writer who can spin traffic… Read more »

A Fragment Is Its Own Thing: A HippoCamp Recap on Segmented Essay and Micro-Memoir

by Denise Bike, guest blogger This post is part of a HippoCamp 2022 recap series, with guest blog posts written by HippoCamp attendees. Learn more about our conference for creative nonfiction writers. As a writer and reader of fragments and flash frequently frustrated by feedback that they’re just a draft, Lara Lillibridge’s session, Let the… Read more »

Lear is Real: “Poor naked wretches, whereso’er you are. . .”

Poor naked wretches, whereso’er you are,That bide the pelting of this pitiless storm,How shall your houseless heads and unfed sides,Your loop’d and window’d raggedness, defend youFrom seasons such as these? O, I have ta’enToo little care of this! Take physic, pomp;Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel,That thou mayst shake the superflux to them,And show… Read more »

“Snow Gold” by Emma Lew [Introduced by Thomas Moody]

    Here is Melbourne poet Emma Lew speaking to the Australian Book Review in 2019 about her approach to writing poems: “Writing a poem, for me, is an experience that blurs consciousness and the unconscious – the one relentlessly and obsessively advancing and checking the other. It begins usually with a line or a… Read more »

The Vampire Diaries: 7 Memes That Perfectly Sum Up Bonnie As A Character

Kat Graham may have disappointed fans with her recent refusal to return to the character of Bonnie Bennett in The Vampire Diaries universe, but the powerful witch still remains close to fans’ hearts to date. Her character was the backbone of the show as well as the Mystic Falls gang, who wouldn’t have survived most… Read more »

Test Your Story Concept

5 questions to ask about a story idea to assess its viability as a scripted project. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Matchless | Elaine Meredith

Winter passed, shadows fell foreshortened, snow patches yielded sight of forest floor depth, early morning’s sunlight blazed on tree tops, in motionless calm of nearing spring; evergreen’s burgeoned leaves where songbird’s trumpet clear piping followed far cirrus banners along chilled blue skies. Distant summits rose above high plateaus, ascending sweeping arcs; capped stone spires cleaved… Read more »

At the Hop | Donal Mahoney

Two robins hopped across the lawn at dawn, one behind the other. The first one hopped to get away. The second hoped to be a father. More at http://booksonblog12.blogspot.com/. The post At the Hop | Donal Mahoney appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

Beast: 10 Movies & TV Shows Where You’ve Seen The Cast

Idris Elba’s latest movie Beast has recently dropped on the big screen and the blockbuster spectacle finds the actor going against a lion! Elba’s character is joined by District 9‘s Sharlto Copley and rising stars such as Iyana Halley and Leah Jeffries. Go to Source Author: Shaurya Thapa

Screenwriting Back to Basics, Day 2: The Protagonist’s Journey

Transformation lies at the heart of the character’s arc. As we prepare for the 2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge, which begins September 1, a five-part series on Screenwriting Back to Basics. Today: The Protagonist’s Arc. In almost all mainstream Hollywood movies as well as most indie films, the Protagonist character or characters go through some… Read more »

The New York School Diaspora (Part Thirty-Three): Jane Zwart [by Angela Ball]

  Poem with a Hole in It   My great-aunt had a typewriter that knocked the belly from every O she wrote. Every poem has a hole in it. A rifle’s sight, the peg of lens in a motel door. The circle cut in a kaleidoscope so we can see colors petaling down the straw… Read more »

Songwriters: Do You really need that expensive song demo?

This is one of the most common questions Marty and I get in the SongTown Mailbox. It seems a common myth exists that says in order to have a record company or artist pick up your songs, you have to produce a song demo that sounds like a finished record. Fortunately for our wallets, this is… Read more »

Bobby Pinson “The Shave” Inspirational Story

After taking a hiatus from his artistry, Grammy nominated, #1 hit songwriter Bobby Pinson shares his inspirational journey back to writing his own songs and releasing his newest single, “The Shave” which was inspired by his late father. Bobby also gives some great advice for aspiring songwriters! YOU ARE INVITED SongTown’s 8th Annual Creative Xperience… Read more »

How House Of The Dragon Will Honor Emilia Clarke Explained By Star

House of the Dragon star Steve Toussaint explains how the show will honor Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke. The world spawned by HBO’s massive fantasy series, culled from the works of author George R. R. Martin, is finally back on screens. And fans definitely seem excited as the debut House of the Dragon episode just… Read more »

“Earn this.”

When it comes to a scene where a character makes a critical choice, it’s imperative that you — as the writer — have earned that moment. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

A Petty Bud | Mehak Gupta Grover

A little kernel in the mother’s womb, I lie sheltered in her protective amniotic fluid, dreaming of a calm and joyous futurity. But, alas, I’m roused from sleep. “I”, yes I am a girl! Let me acquaint myself- I have the same flesh, same bones, same eyes, same nose. I am also a human, is… Read more »

By Mistake He Later Said | Donal Mahoney

Every once in awhile over the last 40 years Ralph wondered what might have happened to the guy who had moved in with the mother of his children and drank all the time. He remembered the kids saying when they were small the fellow got up one night to go to the bathroom and got… Read more »

Real Drama: Scripts You Should Read If You’re Writing a Biopic

Interested in writing a biopic? These scripts will show you how to do it right. Writing a biopic can be… The post Real Drama: Scripts You Should Read If You’re Writing a Biopic appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: David Young

The Boys: 10 Most Shocking Betrayals So Far

Prime Video’s The Boys is the most violent live-action superhero series to date, and many of the biggest plot twists have been the result of sudden betrayals. Even with fans expecting the worst, some of these double-crosses still surprised viewers and dramatically changed the show’s narrative. Go to Source Author: Sarah Sawyer

“Confession” [poem by Charles Baudelaire tr. Sandra Simonds]

Confession Once, and only once, Sweet Girl, my hand on your ass, I felt my spirit. It was late and snow fell against the moon, while all of Paris slept, and the cats passed before the houses, gliding like ghosts. Suddenly, in the middle of our intimacy, I heard a rich instrument vibrating, radiating, from… Read more »

Memoir Review: Fly Girl

Title: Fly Girl: A Memoir Author: Ann HoodSource: from publisher for review Links: Bookshop (affiliate link) |Goodreads Rating: Summary: A fun, light memoir perfect for summer reading. This memoir about the author’s time as a flight attendant was a fun, easy read. I always enjoy learning about interesting careers and there was so much here… Read more »

Your Home | Danijela Trajkovic

Come To your home No one knows Except you Where its door is What its walls look like Its windows Its roof If there is a terrace or not And from which material was built Come Whenever you feel Like coming home When you get tired of Wandering People Noise Whenever you crave Smile of… Read more »

Helping You Write Your Best Song

The heart of SongTown is helping you write YOUR best song. At the end of the day, that’s all any mentor or guide can do for you. I can connect you with many of the top people in the business, but if you don’t have a GREAT song, it’s not going to help you. If… Read more »

Dragon Ball Confirms Piccolo’s Training is Way Tougher than Vegeta’s

While Vegeta has a reputation for being a tough guy within the Dragon Ball universe when it comes to training the younger generation of fighters, his tutelage is nothing compared to that of Piccolo. In fact, the hardships that Gohan had to endure while training under Piccolo proves it. Go to Source Author: Spencer Connolly

The Commuting Writer

If your commute to work is a half-hour or longer, there is every reason in the world you should use that time on your writing projects. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Emic & Etic | JD DeHart

I am outside and inside at the same moment, a life and a watcher, a participant and observer. The mob moves around me, a dislocated, disjointed voiceless shouting monster. I agree with them and don’t, at the same time, living in this dynamic of tension. The post Emic & Etic | JD DeHart appeared first… Read more »

Beyond This World | by Shayla Lawz

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Amazing Spider-Man Lifted A Pivotal Scene From Peter Parker’s Daughter

One of Spider-Man’s first uses of his spider powers in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man appears to have been inspired by a similar scene in the debut of Spider-Girl. In a well-deserved moment of comeuppance for Flash Thompson, Peter Parker trounces him on the basketball court, using his cross-species physiology to make a spectacular slam-dunk. In… Read more »

Jeffrey McDaniel: Pick of the Week [ed. Terence Winch]

                                    _________________________________________________   The Narcoleptic’s Marathon                                                                 The hetero married version of a 69 is: she does the dishes while he folds the laundry. The sadomasochistic version   of a hand job involves sandpaper gloves. My body is… Read more »

The Lower Depps [by James Cummins]

The Lower Depps   Amber is HOT but Johnny is NOT. Yes, I’ve Heard she dropped a turd in Johnny’s bed to get in his head. Okay, that’s fraught– I kid you not. To think the slippage from her equipage has soiled the sheets and both his feets, I cannot countenance. It’s enough to renouncenance… Read more »

How Weight Loss Changed 90 Day Fiancé’s Paola’s Life & Image

Former 90 Day Fiancé star Paola Mayfield’s weight loss has made her more famous and helped her venture into pro wrestling. Viewers may remember Paola from the first season of the popular reality TV show, where she appeared alongside her current husband, Russ Mayfield. Over the last eight years, Paola has done many things to… Read more »

Go Into The Story Interview: James Ponsoldt

An exclusive conversation with the co-writer and director of the drama film Summering. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Sleep Issues | G. S. Katz

Drank a pint of Smithwicks around 7pm Split a plate of nachos with a friend Drank 2 fingers of Wild Turkey 101 at 9:30pm Ate Chicken and pasta around 10pm Small arugula salad too Hard some coconut sorbet at 10:30 Fell asleep watching political rhetoric at 11pm Went to official bed Dreamed about Mister Ed… Read more »

Tragic | JD DeHart

In the old days, performers wore masks to show their emotions. We have microphones. How we move through the sea of tragic events, the constant rattle of news stories, says something about us. I have a box I like to put ideas in and then I come back to them when I am later able…. Read more »

10 Best TV Shows Canceled by Streamers, According To IMDb

With HBO Max canceling scripted programming due to the Warner-Discovery merger, the longevity of streaming shows has once again been put into question. Abiding by different metrics of success and licensing agreements, some of the most popular streaming shows end up on the chopping block. Go to Source Author: Tyler Warren

From Zero Draft… to Hero Draft

“There are no mistakes. There are CHOICES. We have a scene. Or a character. Or a dialogue exchange. Whatever we’re writing, it represents… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Tracy K. Smith Poetry Forum in 2012 (photos by Lawrence Schwartzwald)

Tracy K. Smith, guest editor of The Best American Poetry 2021, was the guest of honor at our New School poetry forum on December 5, 2012. Here is photographic evidence, courtesy of photographer Lawrence Schwartzwald. (Great thanks to Lawrence Schwartzwald.)         Related Stories Larry Rivers, August 17, 1923 – August 14, 2002: A Master of… Read more »

You Didn’t Think I Would Know | Sasha

I bet you didn’t think I would know. It wasn’t difficult To figure out. All the clues Were there. You don’t cover Your tracks very well. I liked the way you Looked me straight In the eye And lied about it. It shows me What you’re really like. I guess I knew Deep down inside… Read more »

How Do Publishers And Songwriters Split Royalties?

We get lots of music business questions in SongTown and how publishers and songwriters split royalties is a common one. So, I thought I’d answer it in today’s post. The business side of music is not as complicated as it seems.  Here are the basics of writer/publisher deals and how money is split. There are… Read more »

Spec Script Deal: “Enigma”

Thunder Road acquires supernatural spy thriller “Enigma” written by Kat Wood. Via Deadline: Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

A Previous Life | Donal Mahoney

It was their wedding night and Priya didn’t want to tell her new husband all about it but Bill kept asking where she had learned to walk like that. Finally she told him it was inherited from a previous life, a life she had lived many years ago in India, not far from Bangalore. She… Read more »

Nostalgiarama

Join me down the waterfront at The Prospect.Millions of memories going introspect.Well maybe not millions but quite a few.We’ll have a couple of pints or the proverbial one or two. The world spins round at such a pacewith its starter pistol at the start of its rat racethat before you know it, your day is… Read more »

Here Are NASA’s 13 Moon-Landing Sites, And Why They Were Chosen

NASA has identified thirteen potential landing sites for the Artemis mission that will deliver astronauts to the lunar surface, all of which surround the moon’s South Pole. The lunar landing, Artemis III, is tentatively scheduled for 2025, and space enthusiasts are eagerly following along with every step of the planning process. Go to Source Author:… Read more »

If you’re stuck in your writing…

A modest suggestion on how to find inspiration on the page. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

“Calendars” [by Boris Dralyuk]

Surely, I must turn a new leaf. I am a new leaf turning . . . —Henri Coulette   One to a cell, some thirty to a block, they spend long hours staring at the clock, while all their constant motions and appeals go nowhere, nowhere, and their three square meals are left untouched. There’s… Read more »

Three Poems by Sean Singer from “Today in the Taxi”

Rites Today in the taxi I brought a woman from Morningside Avenue to 38th and 8th. She said “I’m going to be singing back here…I have to rehearse.” She sang up and she sang down, the alto-flutter and the tree stump cut from a hill. A writer said: We call ourselves not only what we… Read more »

Netflix’s Wednesday: The 10 Best Reveals In The Trailer

Netflix is releasing the newest The Addams Family series, Wednesday, this fall, and they just dropped the first trailer. The production has been unusually quiet until the past few days, when a picture of the full family was revealed, so fans are sure to be looking for any information they can gather in the trailer…. Read more »

If you are a beginning screenwriter…

A guide to thousands of Go Into The Story articles you can use to learn the craft… all for free! Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Pumpkins | Angel Edwards

The pumpkins are a familyjust as it soundsa fun family of pumpkinsa four piece familyMom PumpkinDad Pumpkinand their childrenJolly PumpkinGrinn Pumpkinidentical twinsThey all likedto wear a fancy hatbut their headswere too roundto keep a hat on Green stems and rootsserved as shoes and bootssteadily on the groundthe pumpkins got around There was a lot to… Read more »

90 Day Fiancé: Kara Reveals New Details About Unexpected Pregnancy

New 90 Day Fiancé star Kara Bass has recently revealed some interesting unknown details about her first pregnancy with her young husband Guillermo Rojer. The 30-year-old cast member is known for her appearance in season 9, where she pursued a relationship with her 24-year-old Venezuelan beau. The couple first met in the Dominican Republic when… Read more »

“Where am I going?”

A great question for a Protagonist to answer. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Ballet over the Border | Donal Mahoney

Every summer they come, a ballet over the border, without papers, a mass migration of ruby-throat hummers, beautiful birds that devour millions of flies in North America, birds we welcome because we love their beauty and their ballet. We do everything to help them, hanging and cleaning feeders of nectar to plump them up so… Read more »

Pitching Advice: Create a “Pitch Persona”

When you pitch a TV or movie project, your ability to perform in the room is critical. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Larry Rivers, August 17, 1923 – August 14, 2002: A Master of Rhythm and Hues [by David Lehman]

Happy birthday, Larry Rivers. You’d have been 99 today. Yitzchoch Grossberg, your given name, translates as Isaac Big Mountain (on the model of Giussepe Verdi equals Joe Green) and I love you and your saxophone, and how you sang “Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me” in the green room with Ashbery, Koch, and Jane Freilicher for an… Read more »

Twinkling Lights | Ian Lewis Copestick

The sky is dark purple And I can’t see a single star The only things twinkling Are faraway orange streetlights On the horizon It still looks pretty good though Even if they are man made And not the type of things That people usually get Romantic about A twinkling light is a twinkling light At… Read more »

10 Movies From The 2010s That Divided Rotten Tomatoes Critics & Fans

The reviews-aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes is a helpful tool for film enthusiasts, with the various reviewers on the site granting each film and series either a rotten or fresh score. With several decades of history, the website has helpfully rated thousands of films. Go to Source Author: Jordan Iacobucci

2022 Zero Draft Thirty September Challenge!

One month. Fade In. Fade Out. Write an entire zero draft. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

On Cannon Beach | Stan Morrison

a feather in the sand how i envied the bird takes off lands at will free of the gravity on earth unfettered by such cliches repulj madar, repulj fly bird, fly! The post On Cannon Beach | Stan Morrison appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

What We Do In The Shadows: Kayvan Novak’s Best TV Roles, According To IMDb

Kayvan Novak has really come into his own in What We Do In The Shadows as the vampire Nandor, shining aga in the currently airing season 4. The actor isn’t new to the comedy scene, nor is Nandor his only major role on television. Across his career, he has taken on some superb characters that really allowed… Read more »

Reader Question: How do you know when your script is ready to send out?

Tough question, especially for writers who may NEVER think a story is “done.” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Science Nonfiction: The Disappearing Spoon

Title: The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements Author: Sam KeanSource: Library Links: Bookshop (affiliate link) |Goodreads Rating: Summary: I expected to love this, but it was disjointed and short on exciting, new-to-me anecdotes. This collection of fun facts… Read more »

Leather Winged Angel | Judge Santiago Burdon

Bathroom confessions Back door redemption Black moon promise From a leather winged Angel Temptations blade Slicing the tongue of deception Ego’s fingers in the fan An avalanche of apathy Envelopes passion blossoms Buried under a shallow indifference Swallowed flaws found in perfection Choking on their taste of shame One undercooked summer of indiscretion Results in… Read more »

Resurrection Tuesday | Judge Santiago Burdon

The subversive scheme of benevolent intention Fades with the last smile of summer Sounding an aluminum voice With an echo of fragile breath Silence interrupts the Applause of thunder Sentiments of affection Now a crippling disability Unable to outrun the future Your long ago in pursuit On the heels of memory’s shadow. Littering an already… Read more »

Pound Out That First Draft!

Go from FADE IN to FADE OUT in my upcoming online writing workshop. Starts August 29! Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Vaudeville Music Hall Seaside Town Murder

Are you still therewalking the pier’s wooden boards?Sat in your deck chairwith your wonderful theatrical frauds? Anyone’s word counts for the number of letters in it.Scripts thrown into the sea.Armbands round little arms doing their bitto keep a silent movie pianist afloat above anonymity. The sawdust footprintsmatch those left in the sand.Under a punch ‘n’… Read more »

Yeah

Send away for a bullet proof gloveto catch every bullet, yeah.Turn every head, yeahand fall in love, yeah. Somersault underwaterand walk in a straight line, yeah.Turn back the clock, yeahand wind it forward to skip bad times, yeah. Subscribe to a new club.Blush and get a buzz, yeah.Get discovered and make loads of money, yeah.Disappear… Read more »

Inspirational Songwriter Matt Warren

For most people having “overnight success” in the music business is far from the truth. Having success takes time and patience. Hit Songwriter, 2x ASCAP Award Winner, ACM Song Of The Year Nominee Matt Warren shares his inspirational journey of songwriting and how you should never stop learning or taking opportunities when it comes to… Read more »

Game of Thrones: 10 Dumbest Decisions Daenerys Targaryen Made, Ranked

The on-screen legacy of House Targaryen will grow when House Of The Dragon premieres on August 21, and fans are, hopefully, reminded of the Game Of Thrones world’s remarkable potential. A lot of that Targaryen legacy got tarnished in Game Of Thrones’ final season when the show failed to stick the landing, and hurt its best characters, including Daenerys, by having… Read more »

How to Decide Which Story to Write

Are you trying to figure out which of one or more stories to write next? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Happy anniversary to us!

Happy anniversary to us. With thanks to Mahinder Kingra, who snapped this shot of us at Simeon’s in Ithaca on August 10, 2022.         Related Stories Tales of the Eighties: A Moment with Mal Waldron [by Alan Ziegler]   Go to Source Author: The Best American Poetry

Tales of the Eighties: A Moment with Mal Waldron [by Alan Ziegler]

August 16 would be Mal Waldron’s 97th birthday (he died in 2002). I spent a moment with him in 1983.      “Look,” I say, pointing to a sign in a Greenwich Village club window, “Mal Waldron is playing.” Mal Waldron (when I first saw his name in print I thought it was a typo) was… Read more »

Sex Education Star Addresses Remi’s Potential Season 4 Return

Sex Education star James Purefoy addresses whether he will be back for the Netflix show’s season 4. Purefoy plays Remi Milburn on the series, Otis’s father and Jean’s ex-husband. Purefoy’s character did not appear in Sex Education season 3. However, he could serve a more prominent role in season 4 given the ambiguous conclusion to… Read more »

How to Break Into the Film Industry Without Any Connections

The screenwriters of the smash hit movie A Quiet Place share the ins and outs of their journey to Hollywood. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Book Signing | Donal Mahoney

Keep writing, a famous writer once told me signing his novel, until you have said something true. The thing of it is, he cautioned, some never do yet find no time for life as it is. They find no time to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, care for the… Read more »

Lady in the Snow | Donal Mahoney

I turn the porch light on at 4 a.m. to see if a miracle’s occurred and the paper’s landed somewhere in the snow blanketing our lawn. Instead I see a clump on the mat a one-eyed cat dazed by the cold looking at me as if to say “Are you the guy I saw a… Read more »

5 of the Best 21st Century Plays to Read if You’re a Screenwriter

Playwriting is the basis of all drama and that remains true today, in the 21st century, when it seems far more plausible that all the world is a screen rather than a stage. The ability to write dialogue and story for characters on a stage is one that all writers and specifically all screenwriters should… Read more »

10 Vampire Movies That Follow The Vampire Formula

Morbius, released in April of 2022, might have left a particularly bad taste in the audience’s collected mouths, but it wouldn’t be the first modern vampire movie to completely forget what makes the genre so popular. In recent years, there have been far too many vampire movies that have tried too hard to modernize the classic… Read more »

The Deli on Granville | Donal Mahoney

I lived in the attic back then, and late those evenings I had to study and couldn’t afford to go drinking I’d run down to the deli and buy bagels and smoked lox. I’d watch the lame son wrap each item in white paper while his father, coughing at the register, pointed to the cans… Read more »

6 Techniques Jordan Peele Uses in ‘Nope’ That Will Help Your Screenwriting

What can you learn from the storytelling techniques used in Jordan Peele’s Nope? Jordan Peele has quickly established himself as… The post 6 Techniques Jordan Peele Uses in ‘Nope’ That Will Help Your Screenwriting appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Kole Lyndon Lee

Wolverine Finally Sees What Fans Already Know: He’s An Evil Character

Warning: contains spoilers for New Fantastic Four #3! Go to Source Author: Joshua Isaak

My Funeral Arrangements

I If by natural causes First of all, don’t wear black.Have an egg and spoon race, or a race in a sack.Get together on the coast (near the countryside) somewhere at your convenience.Anywhere will do; a seagull residence. ‘A Day in the Life’ is the song for me, but play what you like.Peddle what you… Read more »

Tuck Shop

Queuing up for a snackit takes me backback to the end of the queueand everything I would still might well can’t do. Go to Source Author: aprettykettleofpoetry

10 Hidden Gem Movies On Disney+ From The 2010s

On August 3rd, 2022, Pixar’s latest film Lightyear officially hit Disney+, adding to an already incredible slate of movies available on the streaming service. Considering Disney’s status as one of the biggest film studios in the world and that their catalog includes Marvel, Star Wars, and more, it’s hard to find anything that someone could consider… Read more »

Great scene: “The Usual Suspects”

The ‘big twist!’ Is there any movie ending more satisfying than a scene sequence where you realize the writer has totally played you, set… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Kenward Elmslie, 1929-2022 — Poet, Lyricist, Publisher

What I want to know is: When I’m dead and gone. Who’ll prop me up in the dawn? — Kenward Elmslie Born on April 27, 1929, in New York City into a distinguished family—his grandfather was Joseph Pulitzer—Kenward Gray Elmslie grew up in Colorado Springs, CO, attended St. Mark’s preparatory school, and then Harvard, receiving… Read more »

Alfred Hitchcock’s Fate Was In His Stars [by David Lehman]

At 3:15 in the morning, in London, England, one hundred and twenty-something years ago today, the great film director Alfred Hitchcock was born, a solid Leo with a macabre imagination (moon in Scorpio). When August 13 falls on a Friday, as in 1993, 1999, and 2021,you may expect bats to fly in through the slightest… Read more »

The 20 Strongest Physical Fighters In The MCU (& 13 Who Are Actually Weak)

One of the greatest joys of going to see a comic book movie is getting to watch how these characters’ unique superpowers play out in a fight. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has gone to great lengths to show us that bigger doesn’t always mean more powerful, as characters like Black Widow and Ant-Man have been… Read more »

The Protagonist’s Journey: “We are not prisoners of that room”

A reflection on Rainer Maria Rilke’s “Letters to a Young Poet” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Not at HippoCamp 2022? Ways to Follow Along

Claire O’Brien reading her award-winning essay, “Dead Weight” at HippoCamp 2021’s Night of Nonfiction. Photo by Lina Seijo for Hippocampus Magazine.   HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction, at the time of this post, is going strong! There’s a lot of live-tweeting and Instagramming — if you’re not here, we encourage you to follow along…. Read more »

I Fall in Love | Mónika Tóth

her touch warms the heart warms the soul.. I fall in love The post I Fall in Love | Mónika Tóth appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

The Last Goodbye | Mary Bone

My bittersweet thoughts of our last goodbye, still brings tears to my eyes. The last dregs of coffee, the end of a performance, one last encore in our own blue sky. The post The Last Goodbye | Mary Bone appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

Apple TV+’s Trying: 10 Movies & TV Shows Where You’ve Seen The Cast

With its third season well underway, Apple TV+‘s understated comedy hit Trying continues to impress and inspire audiences with its uplifting adoption story. One of the show’s strongest elements is its accomplished cast, and though they aren’t superstars, they make up a strong group of talented performers. Go to Source Author: Dalton Norman

Reader Question: What are some keys to a great opening scene?

Or how to grab the attention of a script reader right away? Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Futuristic Friday: Find Your New Reads August & September 2022 edition

Happy Futuristic Friday! Tamara and I may have missed our July quarterly post, but we decided to still gather up some great books we’re looking forward to in August and September to share. We’ve both had a lot of life things keeping us from posting in July, but I particularly want to say a huge… Read more »

Dante, Near and Far [by Robert P. Baird]

There is much strange in La Vita Nuova, the libello or “little book” that Dante composed fifteen or so years before starting in on the Divine Comedy. Take, for starters, the form of the book, an alternation of prose and poetry that produces effects as dizzying as any in Williams’s Spring and All. Or take the… Read more »

Cursed Hatred | El Sane Ken Silencer

She is the rejected stone that not even moss felt her long presence under, nor earthworm. Neither is there a root of any grass that leaks her buttock, not also ants Whilst rain fall, fall and fall not t’watch away the hatred of her cursed hatred, the cloud remain tall. The moon comes and fade… Read more »

Ways To Write (Part 4): Writing Weekend

For 48 hours, nothing but writing. No Internet. No phone calls. No TV. Just you. And your story. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

No Retreats | Jonathan Abayo

I sat beside The quite stream Tortoising and calm Thrilled in mind Aha! I heard a tune A baby on mummy’s laps Such was a giant spirit No longer utter Should I! Would I! Could I! State of winning composure Overwhelmed with failures And discouraged with petty gains I’m an ant, I’ll move on I’m… Read more »

Prey’s Dog Is Such A Good Girl, And BTS Details Make Her Even Better

Warning: Spoilers for Prey ahead! Go to Source Author: Kara Hedash

The Thing With Coincidences in Screenplays…

The difference between Fate… and Writer’s Convenience. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Under Fire [by Terence Winch]

Under Fire        Stop looking at me.  I didn’t do anything wrong.  I don’t know the words to the song. That’s all.  I wandered around the mall with my broken watch.  I had all my receipts. But no one would take anything back. I am stuck with the whole mess.  Saved phone messages, archived email, notes… Read more »

Ben Jonson tells investors to face the music [by David Lehman]

Ben Jonson, England’s first poet laureate, wrote great poems conjoining wit and powerfuly feeling. Consider “My Picture Left in Scotland”) about which I have written this little essay)  His poetry, his plays. his great influence has overcome its one-time state He is a great poet and I should do a little column on his elegy… Read more »

Arrowverse’s Greg Berlanti Reportedly Considered For DC’s Feige Role

Arrowverse creator Greg Berlanti is reportedly being considered to serve in a Kevin Feige-like role for Warner Bros. Discovery’s DCEU movies. August became a controversial month for Warner Bros. Discovery, coming only a few months after the merger was completed for the new studio. The biggest headline for the DC brand recently was the confirmation… Read more »

Ways To Write (Part 3): One Page Per Day

You can write two entire spec scripts in one year if you only write one page per day. Two. Complete. Feature. Spec. Scripts. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Maggie and Max | Donal Mahoney

Our son married a flibbertygibbet, my wife says, and I agree, but he loves Maggie very much so I say let’s keep quiet. It’s not our place to criticize. Max is 33, and not long back from Iraq. I remind my wife that Maggie can cook better than most so let’s give her a chance…. Read more »

Sand in Time | Kenneth Vincent Walker

A twinkling sea And sand in This morning’s Spectacular Display for Our pleasure. This foaming, Bubbling land Smiles at me. For our leisure Is the source of Our vernacular. The daily grind We left standing In the bitter cold As we’ve traveled Long and hard far Away from home Before we’re too old To fully… Read more »

Erik Selvig’s 10 Best Quotes In The MCU

Thor: Love & Thunder was released in theaters on July 8, 2022, and the film saw Thor finally reunite with Jane and battle the Gorr the God Butcher. Fans were also happy to see both Darcy and Erik Selvig from the first two Thor movies make brief appearances. Go to Source Author: Elizabeth Lemieux

Writing Mantra: Set aside your attachments

“All too often, attachments get in the way of our writing. When you should be inside your story universe, your mind is outside thinking… Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Contemporary Fiction Review: Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow

Title: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow Author: Gabrielle ZevinSource: Bought Links: Bookshop (affiliate link) |Goodreads Rating: Summary: I loved getting to know the characters in this book, although I had hoped for something a little happier. I really loved Gabrielle Zevin’s The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry but I didn’t think much of Young Jane Young. When… Read more »

INTERVIEW: Johnathan Alexander, Author of Dear Queer Self: An Experiment in Memoir

Interview by Lara Lillibridge  Dear Queer Self (Acre Books), is an unconventional memoir in which Jonathan Alexander addresses wry and affecting missives to a conflicted younger self. Focusing on three years—1989, 1993, and 1996—Dear Queer Self: An Experiment in Memoir follows the author through the homophobic heights of the AIDS epidemic, the fall of the… Read more »

Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom) [with Perry Como and the Ray Charles Singers, 1956]

This was high on the charts when I was eight and riding a bicycle to impress a little girl. I am still fond of the song. If you’re hearing Emmanuel Chabrier’s España (1883) you’re not wrong O America we serve  hot dogs to the King and Queen of England and did you know It was… Read more »

Writing the Perfect Synopsis for Beginners

If you’re trying to sell your novel to a traditional publisher, you must learn to write a synopsis. It’s almost impossible to sell a novel without writing a proposal, and a key element of your proposal is a synopsis of the plot.  If you think you can avoid this by hiring an agent to sell… Read more »

“Do I Have What It Takes?” The Songwriter’s Million Dollar Question

The biggest songwriting question that every songwriter I know struggles with is “Do I have what it takes?”  I’ve asked myself that one hundreds of times.  So have Clay and every other pro songwriter I know. So, if you’ve ever looked in the mirror and asked that hopeful songwriter staring back at you that question,… Read more »

Sally Field’s 10 Best Movies, According To Metacritic

Sally Field is a highly respected and cherished actor, who can most recently be seen as Jessie Buss in HBO’s Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty. A two-time Academy Award winner, Field is no stranger to giving tour-de-force performances, and her hilarious turn as Jerry Buss’s chain-smoking mother is another addition to the list…. Read more »

Ways To Write (Part 2): The Pomodoro Technique

Break up writing tasks into half-hour segments with a reward at the end of each completed one. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

WRITING LIFE: How to Keep Writing by Katie Bannon

Whether you’re working on a book-length work or on shorter pieces, the fellowship of other writers can help maintain your writing momentum. Perhaps your work was recently rejected, and you feel discouraged, or you must produce a certain number of pages on deadline. Two free resources you may find helpful are NaNoWriMo, a month of… Read more »

CRAFT: Pedal and Prose: 3 Writing Tips from the Tour by Stephanie Hunt

Summer is an endurance test. Here in the Deep South as July melts into August my once perky garden starts shriveling, on strike against the heat, and daily thunderstorms become the meteorological expression of my mood—feisty, dark clouds grumbling with an atmospheric “Enough!” My writing projects tend to go limp in the humidity as my… Read more »

Jersey City | G. S. Katz

Got customers there Take the Path train to Journal Square Lyft rides from there JC is old City that time forgot I tell my driver about the diners All leftovers from an unknown era Like being in a Bruce Springsteen song I tell her She just looks at me and nods Getting it even though… Read more »

Mixer | Mary Bone

While painting, the colors met, mixed and blended. The party had just started when a splash of brilliance emerged. The post Mixer | Mary Bone appeared first on Best Poetry. Go to Source Author: Best Poetry Online

FilmNation: Turning Classic Movie Tropes on Their Head

Learn more about FilmNation’s penchant for reinventing classic movie tropes. Film is about telling a story. In many cases, it’s… The post FilmNation: Turning Classic Movie Tropes on Their Head appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: David Young

Woody Harrelson Captains A Sinking Ship In Triangle Of Sadness Trailer

A brand-new trailer for Triangle of Sadness, the dark-comedy satire film and Palme d’Or winner from Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund and starring Woody Harrelson, releases. Alongside Harrelson, Triangle of Sadness features a supporting cast that includes Harris Dickinson (The King’s Man), Charlbi Dean (Black Lightning), Vicki Berlin, Zlatko Burić, Oliver Ford Davies, Iris Berben, Dolly… Read more »

The New York School Diaspora (Part Thirty-Two): Diana Goetsch [by Angela Ball]

YOU COULD I stood in the middle of my kitchen eating butter. It was 11 a.m. on an overcast morning I was wearing—well, let’s not worry about what I was wearing. I don’t make a habit of this— I’d never done it before. It wasn’t a whole stick, though a good half inch. Popped it… Read more »

Human- Miners | Christos Tsagkaris

I. I’ll tell you the story of a place. A place full of trees, winds, water, lovely villages and people I’ll tell you the story of a place which is a part of history and from which Life blossoms. II. Every place is a sculpture. Over the land, the mountain picks the trees on their… Read more »

Jesse Palmer Comforting Rachel Proved He Is Right Host

When Jesse Palmer was announced as the host of The Bachelorette, some fans wondered if he was up to the task, but his recent conversation with Rachel Recchia proved that he is the best person for the job. Jesse, a former NFL quarterback, was the star of The Bachelor in 2004. He returned to the… Read more »

Ways To Write (Part 1): Email

How writer-director Judd Apatow emailed himself notes which became the foundation for the movie Knocked Up. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

If I Could Stop the Time | Jim Bellamy

if i could stop the time, then there would be a way to join the faceless child in fields of yesterday, and there would be such dreams for children to unfold; dreams of endless burning in meadows manifold. if i could stop time, then trendless youth i’d see, and every trendless season would be a… Read more »

Business Mistakes Touring Artists Make – Dean Sams/Lonestar

Touring with a band can be challenging. With 30+ years of touring experience with the band Lonestar, Hit Songwriter/Artist Dean Sams shares advice on how to avoid early mistakes in touring as well as important business details that can help you and your band avoid business conflicts. Write better songs faster! Clay & Marty’s 10-day… Read more »

Why Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Was Canceled After Two Seasons

Here’s why Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders only lasted two seasons before being canceled. TV procedurals had grown fairly stale by the start of the 2000s, so many of the thriller shows that emerged during this period needed a new gimmick to attract viewers. CSI, for example, merged a glossy cinematic style with a focus on… Read more »

Movie Script Scene-By-Scene Breakdown: “The Harder They Fall”

A breakdown of the screenplay for the 2021 action drama. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Women in Journalism: Fiction

Title: Savage News Author: Jessica YellinSource: from publisher for review Links: Bookshop (affiliate link) |Goodreads Rating: Summary: Kind of fun, but not good, with cartoonish villains and a simplistic plot. This fictional account of a female journalist and wannabe news anchor was a fun read, but not a good one. It held up particularly poorly… Read more »

The Lovely Women of My Life | Donal Mahoney

If I met the same women now I probably wouldn’t know them. They’re missing teeth, I bet, and have gray Medusa hair. Their eyes no longer dance, I’m sure, and they have liver spots everywhere. They likely wobble in their flats and haven’t worn heels since adding fifty pounds. Some of them, I’m certain, wouldn’t… Read more »

What Are Crypto Mixers & Why Sanctioning Them Is The Right Move

Despite their official intent of protecting on-chain user privacy, cryptocurrency mixers like Tornado Cash are allegedly used often by criminals to launder money. While most private-by-default chains remain uncracked by government agencies, they are not smart contract blockchains like Ethereum, and are thus unattractive or impossible targets for hackers. Because blockchains allow for digital peer-to-peer money… Read more »

The Trouble with “Character Flaws”

“Characters, at least good ones, are multilayered individuals.” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

The Trouble with “Character Flaws”

“Characters, at least good ones, are multilayered individuals.” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

One Afternoon | Jenny Middleton

All everything loaded to one afternoon the grass itself printing to our limbs and clouds washing sky, the birds below us reeling and unreeling climbing in arced waves and wonder is a moment burning skywards- cut away from all, time fettered and tethered at bay. We exist a May flown day hour glass full sated-… Read more »

Movie Script Scene-By-Scene Breakdown: “Red Rocket”

A breakdown of the screenplay for the 2021 drama comedy from writer-director Sean Baker. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

When Life followed Art, which returned the compliment

Life magazine, August 8, 1949. Jackson Pollock: “Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?” The artIcle that changed the art world. On the cover: Deborah Reynolds.         Related Stories “The Prophecy of an Assassination”: On “The Manchurian Candidate” (1962) [by David Lehman]   Go to Source Author: The Best American Poetry

The Definition of Gardening [poem by James Tate]

So many people in my various social media feeds are posting pictures of their gardens these days. I’m reminded of this poem, by James Tate, from his wonderful book Shroud of the Gnome. sdl The Definition of Gardening Jim just loves to garden, yes he does. He likes nothing better than to put on his… Read more »

Reader Question: What if you fall out of love with a script?

“What about a script you fall out of love with after 2–3 drafts, and just can’t finish? Put it aside for now or just push through?” Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Words of Wisdom | Sunita Sahoo

Hey You! The one reading my message, Have you discovered something new? After overcoming life’s wreckage! Why do you cry? You are not alone! You can still soar high, Walking on varied paths unknown! You may fail a million times, But never give up trying! See how your spirit climbs, No wonder, it feels so… Read more »

Newberry Library, Chicago | Donal Mahoney

Despite the digital holocaust of computers and cell phones, Newberry Library remains the Vatican of books with the right sounds, a cough now and then, a page turning, while out on the street a beggar asks for spare change. Workers with none walk away. More at http://booksonblog12.blogspot.com/. The post Newberry Library, Chicago | Donal Mahoney… Read more »

20 Films Steven Spielberg Absolutely Loves

We all have a favorite Steven Spielberg movie, but what are his favorite movies? We’re accustomed to listing our favorite… The post 20 Films Steven Spielberg Absolutely Loves appeared first on The Script Lab. Go to Source Author: Ken Miyamoto

Joker 2: Every Actress To Play Harley Quinn | Screen Rant

Joker: Folie A Deux isn’t set to release until October 2024, yet fans are still in an uproar over all the details being revealed. One of the most exciting things revealed by the trailer is that Lady Gaga will be playing Harley Quinn in the film. There had been speculation over whether Margot Robbie would… Read more »

“The Prophecy of an Assassination”: On “The Manchurian Candidate” (1962) [by David Lehman]

When The Manchurian Candidate, based on the novel by Richard Condon, was released in 1962, Pauline Kael called it “the most sophisticated political satire ever to come out of Hollywood.” Six decades on, the judgment holds, and I’ll go further. With its mind-bending plot, its celebrated brainwashing sequence, and stellar performances from a cast led… Read more »

“A desire to capture events”: Nick Courtright & Cynthia Good in Conversation [by Kristina Marie Darling]

I’m excited to introduce this conversation between Cynthia Good and Nick Courtright, who I’ve paired because of their shared investment in travel, documentary poetics, and entrepreneurship in literature and the arts.  Here, they discuss their latest collections, as well as the intersection of lived experience, craft, and the business of writing.   Cynthia Good is… Read more »

Warner Bros. Movies No Longer Streaming on HBO Max after 45 Days in Theaters

Although Warner Bros. previously planned to send all of its movies to HBO Max after 45 days in theaters, it has now been announced that the company will use a case-by-case basis to determine when theatrically released films will be available to stream. HBO Max has been experiencing uncertainty recently with the cancellation or deletion… Read more »

There is no right way to write

Learn all you can, but ultimately it’s about your Stories and your Creative Self. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

Toxic Algae | Mary Bone

Toxic algae blooms killing wildlife as red tides roll in. A sign reads, “No swimming.” Birds don’t know of the danger. Cows drink the red sludge.. The stagnant, dead fish smell permeates the air. The flowers along the water’s edge are pretty for now. Picking them could be deadly. The post Toxic Algae | Mary… Read more »

Alone Against the World | Wayne Russell

Out on his own, ravaged like a weathered ship that washed ashore a millennium ago. Awoken one morning by lone seagulls cry, the world seemed so very cold now, not knowing love. It’s frightening growing old, out on your own listening to seagulls cry, and shy away from looming thunderstorm, that lashes out for all… Read more »

Great Scene: “Psycho”

78 shots in 45 seconds = One of the most memorable movie scenes ever. Continue reading on Go Into The Story » Go to Source Author: Scott Myers

HippoCamp 2022 Speaker Q&A: Rae Pagliarulo

Rae Pagliarulo is more than a returning HippoCamp presenter. She’s also Hippocampus Magazine’s associate editor and flash editor (and leads an A-team of flash readers) — and she’s also heavily involved in the behind-the-scenes of HippoCamp. Rae, a Philadelphia native who works as a nonprofit consultant by day, was kind enough to answer a few… Read more »

How Dolly Parton’s The Orville Season 3 Cameo Happened

Executive producer of The Orville explains how Dolly Parton’s season 3, episode 8 cameo happened. The Orville is a comedy sci-fi series created by and starring Seth MacFarlane in the role of Captain Mercer. The episodic series is heavily influenced by the original Star Trek and The Next Generation. Parton, aside from being a country m